July 25, (THEWILL) – The Independent National Electoral Commission in Cross River State has captured the biometrics of 9, 261 new voters in the state.
The voters were captured during the online voters registration process embarked upon by the commission.
The Resident Electoral Commissioner in the State, Emmanuel Hart, disclosed this in Calabar after a meeting of the Cross River State Inter Agency Consultative Committee on Election Security.
He said the exercise thus far has been widely acceptable, user friendly and yielding results.
The new voters from Cross River, he noted, were among 752,011 Nigerians registered online across the country.
He said, “The online system has proven to be widely acceptable and user friendly and already yielding results as a total of 752,011 Nigerians has registered online nationwide within three weeks out of which 9, 261 enrolled in Cross River”, he said.
He also disclosed that the second method of registration, the In-person (physical registration) will commence from the 26th of July and will be carried out at the state office and the 18 local government areas across the state.
In his remarks, the Chairman of the Cross River State Inter Agency Consultative Committee on Election Security, Sikiru Akande, assured of maximum security during the exercise.
Akande, who is also the Commissioner of Police said the security agencies would continue to partner with INEC.