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Utomi urges INEC to extend voter registration

Professor Pat Utomi, leader of the National Consultative Front (NCF) and Convener of the Big Tent, said on Tuesday that the suspension of voter registration could result in the disenfranchisement of many Nigerians.

He urged the Independent Electoral Commission (INEC) to resume voter registration at the very least until the end of October.

Professor Utomi made the remarks during a World Press Conference in Lagos.

“We do not believe it is appropriate to continue disenfranchising Nigerians with this rush to end registration,” Professor Utomi said. 

The law allows Nigerians to register up until November and urged INEC to keep registration open until the end of October .

Professor Utomi also asked INEC to make it mandatory for contestants to participate in open debates.

Writing by Adeniyi Bakare