Resumption of Continuous Voter Registration (CVR) exercise will commence in the first quarter of next year (2021), the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has announced.
Acting Chairman of the Commission, AVM Ahmed Mu’azu (retd), made the disclosure during the virtual meeting with leadership of political parties at the party’s national headquarters in Abuja, Tuesday.
Commending the political parties for the role they played during the recently concluded Edo and Ondo States governorship elections, Mua’zu, urged them to channel all efforts towards adhering to the Commission’s voters code of conduct for elections during the COVID-19 pandemic.
On the crisis that ensued over which leadership of the Inter Party Advisory Council (IPAC) that should be given legal recognition by the Commission, the Acting Chairman endorsed the Leonard Nzenwa faction, ignoring the observation and protests from the National Chairman of Labour Party, Abdukadir Abdulsalam.
Addressing to him, “the Edo and Ondo States governorship elections have come and gone. They were acclaimed as credible and peaceful.
“The Commission sincerely appreciates the role played by the leadership of political parties and their candidates towards ensuring that the elections were generally peaceful and safe within the context of the COVID-19 pandemic.
“All your effort, including the signing to the letter and spirit of the Peace Accord and adherence to the Commission’s voters code of conduct for elections during the COVID-19 pandemic is fully acknowledged.