The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), on Tuesday, announced an extension to the deadline for the Continuous Voter Registration by two weeks.
According to the statement by National Commissioner and Member, Voter Education and Publicity Committee, Mohammed Kudu Haruna, INEC had initially fixed August 17 to end the CVR in order to have enough time to make all necessary preparations before 2019 but after several appeals by Nigerians, the extension was considered.
He said as at August 11, the Commission had registered an additional 12, 139,061 new voters and the exercise will continue in all the designated registration centres until August 31.
Registration will take place every day between 9:00 am and 5:00 pm except on public holidays.
The electoral body also announced the registration of 23 political associations as new political parties in the country, bringing the total number of parties to 91.