Awka – The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has concluded plans to establish special intervention centres in all educational tertiary institutions in Anambra State for the on-going continuous voter registration.
Dr. Nkwachukwu Orji, the State Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC), on Wednesday, in Awka, when he received the management of the National Orientation Agency (NOA), in his office.
Orji said the initiative had become necessary in view of the large number of eligible voters in those campuses.
He said the commission had already written letters to the authorities concerned, informing them of the move, and for them to choose days most convenient for the eligible voters in the institutions.
He said a visit to the registration centers close to any of these institutions opened their eyes to the increasing number of students and eligible voters who struggle to register with other residents in the area.
He also said the commission has increased registration points by creating additional floating centres in local government areas with peculiarities, including those in water prone areas.
He urged students and other concerned residents to take advantage of the special centers to get registered and obtain their permanent voters cards.
Mr. Charles Nwoji, the NOA director, said his team was at the commission to commend the electoral umpire on the successful conduct of both the governorship and senatorial elections in November and January 2017 and 2018 respectively.
He said the visit was also targeted at soliciting the electoral umpire’s continuous collaboration and synergy, and at the same time to expand areas of knowledge, information and resource sharing between the two agencies
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