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Violence Mars Voter Registration In Two Kogi LGs

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The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Wednesday suspended the Continuous Voter Registration in some communities in Bassa and Dekina areas of Kogi.

Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) within the north-central state, Prof. James Apam, introduced this throughout a press convention in Lokoja.

He blamed the event on persistent violent clashes inside the affected communities.

”We consider that the safety businesses and conventional rulers are conscious of those safety breaches and are taking steps to carry them to an finish,” Apam mentioned.

On the registration, the commissioner acknowledged that 245,195 new voters have been registered within the state for the reason that graduation of CVR in April final yr.

Apam acknowledged that the brand new registrants have been made up of 123,877 males and 121,318 feminine whereas the commission had additionally handled 9,774 purposes for switch and 12,123 instances of broken or defaced everlasting voter playing cards.

The REC additional defined that 59, 078 voter playing cards had been issued to those that registered earlier than the 2015 basic election.

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