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        The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Friday, June 10, announced that it has deployed more voter enrolment machines to ease the congestion at the registration centres in the five southeastern states, Lagos and Kano state. A statement by the commission which was seen by said that the electoral body identified the need to deploy additional enrolment machines in these states as a priority.


        Signed by Festus Okoye, the chairman of information and voter education committee for INEC, the statement said that the commission had received reports from these states indicating an unprecedented surge in the number of citizens who wish to register as voters and the challenges they face across the country.

        The commission said that in some states, the sudden turnout of prospective registrants is overwhelming.

        His words:

        “The commission will monitor the situation over the next few days. Thereafter, it will meet to review the progress of the exercise. “Every step will be taken and all options will be explored to ensure that eligible Nigerians are given the opportunity to register as voters.” “The commission appeals for the patience and understanding of all citizens. Every Nigerian who is 18 years of age and above has the constitutional right to register and vote in any part of the country he/she resides in without let or hindrance. 

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