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Continuous voter registration to run till 2019 election

He said that the registration exercise was to ensure that no eligible voter was denied the right to elect leaders of their choice.

Mahmood Yakubu, INEC chairman

The INEC Secretary in Niger, Alhaji Aliyu Bungudu, made the disclosure at a one-day forum for election stakeholders held in Minna.

Bungudu assured the stakeholders that INEC would not shirk its responsibility in that regard, and urged them to mobilise the people to get registered.

“The voter registration exercise will continue at the local government levels when it commence, till few months to the conduct of 2019 general elections."

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“The exercise will scale down to registration areas/wards and polling units that records zero registration during the last exercise.”

He therefore called on eligible Nigerians who have attained the age of 18, to take the advantage of the exercise to be registered.

The Secretary said that the voter registration would be conducted in public and open places for ease of access.

Bungudu also appealed to those who registered but did not collected their permanent voter cards to come forward for collection.

He solicited the support of politicians, traditional and religious leaders in mobilising the populace to participate in the exercise.

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