In a statement made available to journalists in Abuja on Friday, the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, says it will release the register of voters registered to vote during the 2015 general elections on Tuesday, January 13.
This exercise is in accordance with 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.’’
According to a Premium Times report, the statement 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.’’
The commission says it 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.’’