he Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has released the list of new voters to registered political parties. INEC’s national commissioner and chairman, Information and Voter Education Committee, Festus Okoye, disclosed this in a statement made available to LEADERSHIP Abuja yesterday at the end of the commission’s management meeting.
Okoye said that Section 10(3) of the Electoral Act 2022 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”.
He said that in compliance with the requirement of the law, the commission on Tuesday 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 said that the commission has now implemented the second activity on the timetable for the 2023 elections released on February 26.
He said that the first activity was the publication of the Notice of Election on February 28.
Okoye said, “The second activity is the collection of Forms EC9 and EC9A-E by political parties for issuance to candidates who emerge from their party primaries. The Forms can be downloaded from the Commission’s website: https://www.inecnigeria.org/resources/nomination-forms/.”
He assured that INEC will continue to provide a regular update to Nigerians on the implementation of all electoral activities