The House of Representatives has urged the country’s electoral body, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to decentralize the continuous voter registration across the country.
This followed the adoption of a motion under matters of urgent public importance sponsored by the Chairman House Committee on Information, National Orientation Ethics and Values, Mr.
Presenting the motion, Mr.
Odebunmi noted to the House that in recent times, INEC is technically mandating Nigerians to appear in their office for them to get registered.
He expressed concern that in the wake of various social-economic challenges and the obvious increase in the rate of Covid spread in the country, encouraging citizens to be gathering in only one centre will put Nigerians at serious risk of contracting the virus.
”The action has resulted in discouraging prospective voters whose wherewithal to access their office is of limited size” Mr.
Adopting the motion, the House mandated INEC to take registration closer to the people and the House Committee on Electoral Matters to ensure compliance.
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