Nigerian youths have petition Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to commence voters card registration ahead of the 2023 Election in Nigeria.
The petition started by Adedunmade Onibokun has garnered over 1600 signature already out of 2500 signatures needed.
The petition reads
In Nigeria, preparations for the elections are an enormous logistical challenge. Voter registration in Nigeria is usually commenced few months to the General Elections and this creates many challenges for the voting populace.
According to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), as at the 11th of February, 2019, out of the 84,000,484 registered voters, over 11 million registered voters were yet to collect their PVCs, a figure that represents 13.7% of the total PVCs produced. Out of this figure, 7,817,905 PVCs were carried over from the 2014 to 2016 registration exercises, while 3,410,677 are from the last Continuous Voter Registration (CVR) exercise held between April 2017 and August 2018.Voter registration in Nigeria should be a continuous exercise and must begin immediately in preparation for the 2023 General Elections.As a Nigerian, we should all be concerned about the integrity of the electoral process come 2023. Sign this petition for INEC to resume the Voter Registration exercise immediately, we only have about 20 months left.