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CVR: INEC To Use Automated Biometric Identification System To Detect Irregular Registrants



By Jide Idowu, Osogbo

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Osun, on Thursday, said it would be making use of the Automated Biometric Identification System (ABIS) to remove irregular registrants in the Continuous Voter Registration (CVR) in the state.

Mr Olusegun Agbaje, the Osun Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) made this know on Thursday, during a press conference in Osogbo, to roll out the schedule and timetable of the CVR in the state.

Agbaje stated that the new date for the commencement of physical registration of voters in the state would now be July 26, 2021 and that the exercise will end in the middle of May 2022.

He said online registrants that have scheduled appointments from July 19 to July 23 to complete their (biometric) registration, would have their appointments rescheduled.

He also stated that the commission have deployed it’s INEC Voters Enrollment Devices (IVED) to all the 30 Local Government INEC offices across the state for the physical registration exercise.

He said the registration exercise would only be taking place at the INEC local government offices and it’s state office in Osogbo, and that the exercise would be taking place from 9am to 3pm , Mondays to Fridays, excluding public holidays.

He said the last days of the registration pegged to May 2022 in Osun, is to allow for the commission to print voter cards for registrants and return same to them, so they can participate in the state governorship election of July 16, 2022.

He enjoined all eligible citizen of the state, who are yet to register, to take advantage of the online and (soon-to-start) physical registration to register and carry out their civic responsibility.

He , however, warned residents of the state and registrants against double and multiple registration, as well as underage registration, as the commission would be conducting quarterly display and using the ABIS to identify and remove irregular registrants .

Agbaje stated further that multiple registration and alien registration are offences punishable under the law.

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  1. Ajala Miracle Adedamola

    July 28, 2021 at 11:26 pm

    I really love this steps so much promise to follow all this and keep doing it with loyal and honest

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