Following a meeting with stakeholders, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has extended the deadline for voters’ registration for the upcoming elections in Edo and Ondo States. The exercise was earlier scheduled to end tomorrow, Wednesday June 5 but it has been extended to Sunday, June 9 in order to allow more eligible voers to register.

This was made known in a statement issued on Tuesday by Sam Olumekun, the National Commissioner and Chairman of the Information and Voter Education Committee, adding that the number of registration centres has been increased to include all 36 Local Government offices in both states, in addition to the existing 397 wards and the state offices in Benin City and Akure.

The statement further said, “More machines will also be deployed to areas identified to have peculiar needs such as difficult terrain or communal issues. Like the Ward registration centres, detailed information on the names and location addresses of the LGA offices have also been uploaded to our website and social media platforms for the guidance of registrants in the 2 states.”

The statement also urged eligible voters to use this extension opportunity to do the needful because the Commission would not further extend the voters’ registration deadline.