Reps challenge INEC to register eligible voters

Lawan Hamidu, Abuja

The House of Representatives has urge the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC to adopt all necessary measures to ensure that all eligible voters are registered and issued with Permanent Voter’s Cards, without further delay.
The resolution emanated from a motion unanimously adopted by the House, on the need to ensure all eligible voters are registered.
Sponsor of the motion, Ayeola AbdulKabir, expressed concern over the hardship Nigerians pass through to get their Voter’s Card.
He said: “The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC has not been able to effect the transfer of many persons from the places where they were originally registered and given Voter’s Cards to their current places of residence despite having the necessary requirements.”
The lawmakers expressed worry that if the Independent National Electoral Commission does not intensify its efforts to correct all the inadequacies and lapses in the on-going continuous registration of voters, many Nigerians would be disenfranchised during the 2019 General Elections.