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2023: INEC begins preliminary display of voters’ register in Cross River

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has begun a display of preliminary voters’ registers in Cross River, following the just-suspended Continuous Voter Registration (CVR).

[FILES] INEC testing the state of readiness and the integrity of the new technology. In addition to the in-house tests, members of the INEC Press Corps participated in a mock registration exercise at INEC Media Centre. Photo/FACEBOOK/inecnigeria

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has begun a display of preliminary voters’ registers in Cross River, following the just-suspended Continuous Voter Registration (CVR).

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the new register was displayed at the commission’s office in Calabar and its area offices across the 18 Local Government Areas of the state.

Mrs Tonia Nwobi, INEC’s spokesperson in the state, said the display will end on Aug. 22.

“The public is to scrutinise the register with a view to making claims on or raise objections against the inclusion of registrants,” she said.

The register showed names and particulars of candidates and their political parties as part of the preparation for the 2023 general elections,

For the 25 vacant seats in the Cross River State House of Assembly, a total of 187 candidates from 12 political parties are contesting to fill the seats.

NAN reports that 11 political parties fielded 69 and 28 candidates for the eight House of Representatives seats and three senatorial seats respectively.

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