Online voter registration in Lagos hits 640,786

The entire variety of on-line voter registration in Lagos State as of seven.00 a.m., June 20, stood at 640,786.

Of the quantity, 338,955 had been duly accomplished.

Olusegun Agbaje, INEC Resident Electoral Commissioner in the state, made the disclosure on Wednesday whereas enjoying host to govt members of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), Lagos State Council, led by the Chairman, Adeleye Ajayi.

This was posted on the council’s interactive platform on Thursday by its Secretary, Tunde Olalere.

Based on the commissioner, it’s not true that some INEC places of work in Lagos State requested the LASRRA quantity as a part of the necessities for registration.

“I need to say that there’s nothing of such, as the one requirement for anybody looking for to register is that she or he will need to have attained the age of 18,” Mr Agbaje mentioned.

INEC REC in Lagos, Mr Agbaje (3rd from left), Adeleye Ajayi, NUJ Lagos Council Chairman (4th from left) and other Lagos NUJ executive members and INEC management team on Wednesday.
INEC REC in Lagos, Mr Agbaje (third from left), Adeleye Ajayi, NUJ Lagos Council Chairman (4th from left) and different Lagos NUJ govt members and INEC administration workforce on Wednesday.

He additionally mentioned that Lagos State had the best variety of polling models throughout its 245 wards for the 2023 Normal Elections.

He additionally spoke on INEC’s plan for Individuals Residing with Disabilities (PWDs) through the elections.

He mentioned that PWDs might partake in election monitoring however added that there have been tips to be adopted.

“We may also guarantee that we create a conducive and pleasant working atmosphere for PWDs in all our places of work.

“I need to categorically state that there may also be coaching for ad-hoc employees in order that individuals with disabilities will have the ability to vote simply,” Mr Agbaje mentioned.

The commissioner mentioned an interactive session between the Nigeria Union of Journalists and INEC can be organised by the fee quickly.

Earlier, Mr Ajayi urged INEC to work intently with the mass media towards reaching free and honest elections in 2023.

“I’m glad to tell you that Lagos has the best variety of journalists in Nigeria,” he mentioned.

The NUJ chairman additionally appealed to INEC to make sure safety of voters in addition to journalists through the normal elections.

“We shouldn’t solely focus on securing votes alone.

“Lives of journalists should even be protected as a result of journalists play very essential roles throughout elections.

“Accreditation of journalists is equally necessary, civil society organisations should not be left behind.

“We guarantee INEC of broad publicity earlier than, throughout and after the overall elections in Lagos State, ” Mr Ajayi mentioned.

Adebowale Ademiluyi, Chairman of PWDs Committee of Lagos Council of NUJ, known as for the coaching of INEC employees on methods to information PWDs throughout elections.

“Lots of disabled persons are not handled politely throughout elections.

“Lots of them have been discouraged due to the stress they encountered throughout registrations and elections.

“There may be have to make the method simpler in order to accommodate extra folks with disabilities,” Mr Ademiluyi mentioned.

NAN studies that INEC, in June 2021, introduced the creation of extra 56,873 polling models throughout Nigeria, with Lagos and Kano States topping the distribution checklist with 4,861 and three,148 centres, respectively.

The creation dropped at 176,846, the variety of polling models in Nigeria, with Lagos having a complete of 13,325 polling models in 245 wards.

(NAN)

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