By Ado Hassan , Sokoto
Hajiya Amina Zakari, INEC’s National Commissioner in charge of Sokoto, Kebbi and Zamfara states on Tuesday said the commission has so far registered 49,000 new eligible voters since the commencement of the on going Continuous Voter Registration(CVR) exercise in April to date.
Zakari made the disclosure to reporters in Kware town, headquarters of Kware local government area of Sokoto state shortly after monitoring the exercise in Sokoto South, Sokoto North, Kware, Wurno and Rabah LGs respectively.
She explained that 16,000 new voters were registered in Zamfara, 13,000 in Kebbi and 20,000, in Sokoto, since the commencement of the exercise on April 28,2017.
According to Zakari, “the exercise is going smoothly in all the areas I have visited, so far, so good.”
The National Commissioner however, observed that some negligible lapses which were not in anyway hampering the smooth conduct of the exercise were noticed being taken care of.
Her words:” They include challenges of epileptic power supply which had been taken care of with the
provision of stand by generators.
” Other challenges include botched teenage and multiple
registrations, among others, while he had since fully remedied all these minute problems.”
Zakari further reaffirmed the commitment of the commission to register all eligible voters in the three states, saying that, nobody would be
Disenfranchised while saying that the exercise will continue up to sixty days to the forthcoming 2019 general elections.
She seized the opportunity to also appeal to Nigerians to take advantage of the exercise and be registered, thus, calling on the personnel of the
commission to sustain their diligence for a smooth and hitch free conduct of the exercise through the period.