August 16, (THEWILL) – The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Monday suspended the ongoing Continuous Voters’ Registration exercise in five local governments of Plateau State.
A statement issued on Monday by Mrs. Caroline Okpe, INEC Administrative Secretary, on behalf of the Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC), said the suspension was due to the curfew imposed by the state government.
Okpe said: “The suspension will affect the registration centres in Barkin Ladi, Bassa, Jos East, Jos North and Riyom local councils until further notice.
“INEC wishes to assure fresh voters, who had problems with their PVCs, that they would be promptly attended to as soon as the situation improves.”
According to Okpe, INEC had to suspend the exercise because it could not carry out such duty due to the unfortunate security breach, which compelled Plateau Government to impose a 24-hour curfew on Jos North.
She said the Commission would ensure that all eligible citizens in the state were registered when the situation improved.