The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC has flagged-off the continuous voters registration exercise in Port Harcourt.
National Commissioner of INEC in charge of South-South states, May Agbomuche-Mbu at the flag-off ceremony in the Port Harcourt office of INEC said the Continuous Voters Registration Exercise was taking place in accordance with Section 10 of the amended Electoral Act.
Agbomuche-Mbu said logistics have been put in place to ensure the smooth process of the exercise.
“Our primary aim is to register eligible voters who have just matured into the voting age of 18 years and those who could not register previously, so they can participate in the forthcoming general elections.
“Related to this aim is the update of the voter’s register to reflect transfers and deaths in accordance with section 10 of the Electoral Act 2010 as amended which requires the Commission to update the voter’s register and make it available to every political party within 60 days after each year of registration,” she said.
On his part, the Residents Electoral Commissioner of INEC in Rivers state, Aniedi Ikoiwak, said the Continuous Voters Registration Exercise will be done by permanent staff of the Commission who have been trained to ensure a hitch-free process.
It was reports that the INEC National Commissioner in charge of South-South, May Agbomuche-Mbu was the first to register.