Friday, January 9, 2015 5:59 pm
Ahead of February general elections, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) says it will publish the register of voters to be used to conduct the 2015 general elections on Tuesday January 13.
This is contained in the commission’s daily bulletin issued in Abuja on Friday.
“Section 20 of the Electoral Act 2010 (as amended) provides that the register of voters for an election shall be published at least 30 days before the elections that will take place on February 14 and 28, 2015.”
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) recalls that the timetable for the 2015 general elections released on January 28, 2014, showed that the commission shall release/publish the official Register of Voters for the election on January 13, 2015.
The bulletin also indicated that INEC would publish the list of nominated candidates contesting for the Presidency and National Assembly on January 13, 2015.
“The list of those contesting for the offices of Governor and House of Assembly will be published on January 27, 2015.”
It also recalled that the commission had distributed 71.35 per cent of Permanent Voter Cards (PVC) nationwide as at Wednesday January 7.
“In the meantime, provisional figures released by the Commission’s Voter Registry Department shows that as at January 7, 2015, INEC had received a total of 54,341,610 Permanent Voter Cards.
“The commission had distributed 38,774,219 PVCs nationwide and had a balance of 15,567,219 which are yet to be collected.”