Voter registration: What INEC, security agencies where asked to do to Igbos
The South East Revival Group (SERG) has encouraged the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and security agencies to safeguard Igbos registering to cast a vote.
A statement on Saturday by the National Coordinator, Willy Ezugwu likewise urged INEC to extend the deadline for the Continuous Voters Registration (CVR).
The group responded to reports that Igbos in Lagos and parts of the South-East were being allegedly marginalised in their endeavor to register.
SERG refered to videos on social media showing scenes at the Alaba International in Ojo, and a few other areas in Lagos.
“We call on INEC and all security agencies in the country to protect Igbos who are seeking to register as voters.
“The CVR exercise should be extended to enable all eligible voters to register to vote or collect their Permanent Voter Cards (PVC) in view of the current challenges.”
Ezugwu said the insecurity in the South-East and military activities in certain communities justify the plea for an expansion of the CVR exercise.
SERG further urged INEC to ensure that the PVC of all registered voters are printed and circulated before the 2023 elections.
On Friday, the electoral umpire declared the arrangement of 209 machines to Lagos, Kano and South-East states.