The Independent Electoral Commission(INEC) has presented the list of registered voters in 2021 to each political party in the country.
This was revealed in a statement signed by the National Commissioner and Chairman, Information and Voter Education Committee, Festus Okoye.
Okoye said the decision was in line with
Section 10(3) of the Electoral Act 2022, which states that “the Commission shall, within 60 days after each year, make available to every political party the names and addresses of each person registered during that year”.
According to the statement, “The Commission met today Tuesday, 1st March 2022, and deliberated on a number of issues, including the ongoing registration of voters and the implementation of the Timetable and Schedule of Activities for the 2023 General Election released three days ago by the Commission on Saturday 26th February 2022.
“In compliance with the requirement of the law, the Commission has today made available the softcopies of the list of persons registered as voters in 2021 to each political party”.
On the Implementation of the 2023 General Election Timetable, Okoye affirmed that “The Commission has now implemented the second activity on the Timetable for the 2023 General Election released on Saturday 26th February 2022”.
He said the first activity was the publication of the Notice of Election on 28th of February 2022, while the second activity was the collection of Forms EC9 and EC9A – E by political parties for issuance to candidates who emerge from their party primaries.
He urged the political parties to download from the Commission’s website: https://www.inecnigeria.org/resources/nomination-forms/
Okoye assured that the commission will continue to provide regular update to Nigerians on the implementation of all electoral activities.