The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, said on Tuesday that the Continuous Voters Registration beginning nationwide on April 27, would run till few months to the 2019 general election.
The INEC Secretary in Niger, Aliyu Bungudu, made the disclosure at a one-day forum for election stakeholders held in Minna.
He said that the registration exercise was to ensure that no eligible voter was denied the right to elect leaders of their choice.
Mr. Bungudu assured the stakeholders that INEC would not shirk its responsibility in that regard, and urged them to mobilise the people to get registered.
“The voter registration exercise will continue at the local government levels when it commences, till few months to the conduct of 2019 general elections.
“The exercise will scale down to registration areas/wards and polling units that record zero registration during the last exercise.”
He, therefore, called on eligible Nigerians who have attained the age of 18, to take the advantage of the exercise to be registered.
The Secretary said that the voter registration would be conducted in public and open places for ease of access.
Mr. Bungudu also appealed to those who registered but did not collect their permanent voter cards to come forward for collection.
He solicited the support of politicians, traditional and religious leaders in mobilising the populace to participate in the exercise.