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INEC Inter-Agency Security Committee Meets In Calabar, As Physical Voter Registration Commences

By Our Reporter

The inter-agency committee on election security in Cross River State have met today in Calabar.

The meeting had in attendance all serving security heads in the state, including para-military agencies.

Resident electoral commissioner, Dr Emmanuel Hart and the state Police Commissioner, CP Sikiru Akande while assuring the public of maximum security during the process, also said that the exercise will take place in all local government head offices across the 18 LGAs in the state including INEC headquarters in Calabar.

CRS REC Dr. Emmanuel Hart, flanked by the commisioner of police, CP Akande and other security heads in the state.

According to the REC, the meeting was important as the electoral body gets set to commence In-Person registration across the state from Monday, 25, July, 2021.

He said to help the Commission prepare for the 2023 elections, the continuous voter registration will end in the third quarter of 2022, adding that the exercise was free.

He called on Cross Riverians to see the exercise as their civic responsibility and ensure they come out for the process.

“in Cross River State, the physical registration will be carried out in the state office and the 18 LGA offices from Monday to Friday except public holidays. The hours of registration will be from 9am to 3pm. ” he said.

According to him, the Commission hopes to extend the physical registration in local government areas if security situation improves.

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