Our Reporter, Abuja
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), says it is committed to ensuring that all citizens interested in registering to vote are given the opportunity to do so.
INEC chairman, Professor Mahmood Yakubu, stated this on Thursday in a statement he personally signed and shared via the body’s official Twitter handle.
Professor Yakubu also gave a hint of possible extension of the deadline for registration exercise in order “to respond positively to the needs of Nigerians.”
The full text of the statement below read:
“I wish to reassure Nigerians that the Commission remains committed to ensuring that all citizens who wish to register are given the opportunity to do so. This is one of the reasons why this meeting has been convened.
“Already, some of the Resident Electoral Commissioners have requested for more voter registration machines to ease the congestion. The Commission will deploy additional machines to areas of need immediately.
“Thereafter, the Commission will meet to review the progress of the exercise and take further decisions. We will always respond positively to the needs of Nigerians and therefore appeal to all citizens to be patient with the Commission as we strive to serve them better.
“We appreciate the desire of Nigerians to register as voters. Let me reassure all eligible registrants that no one will be left out.”