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INEC records massive youth online voters’ registration

The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, in the Federal Capital Territory says it has recorded greater percentage of youth registration in the first quarter of the ongoing online voters’ registration exercise.

The Head, Voter Education and Publicity, INEC FCT, Ndidi Okafor made this known while speaking with newsmen in Abuja.

Okafor who expressed satisfaction with the level of the registration in the first quarter said the second quarter of the online registration has since commenced last month and would last till December.

According to her, some of the challenges experienced in the first quarter of the exercise had been addressed for the success of the registration.

She said that the Commission would make the Permanent Voters’ Card, PVC, available after verification of details and other necessary information have been provided.

On next year’s FCT Area Council Elections, Ndidi Okafor said the Commission was in collaboration with the security agencies and other stakeholders for a free and fair election.

She said the Commission had already identified some security flash points that would be addressed before the Area Council election.

The Head, Voter Education and Publicity, INEC FCT therefore called for the support of all stakeholders in ensuring the success of the election.

She also advised residents of the FCT, who have attained the age of 18 to take advantage of the ongoing online voters registration.

Ndidi Okafor stressed the need for those who have not collected their PVC to visit INEC offices in the six Area Councils of the FCT to enable them cast their vote in the February 2022 FCT Area Council election.

Reporting by Matthew Ayoola; Editing by Adeniyi Bakare