INEC seeks voter registration centres in IDP camps
Written by Joey Shekwonuzhibo on July 27, 2023
The Independent National Electoral Commission has today advocated the setting up of voter registration centres at the Internally Displaced Person, IDP camps and host communities.
According to the commission, the registration centres would allow the IDPs to exercise their franchise without undue burdens.
The National Commissioner and Chairman, Outreach and Partnership Committee, INEC, Kunle Ajayi, made this known in Abuja at the training of IDP coordinators on 2022 regulations and framework for voting by the IDPs.
The programme which is organised by the All-rights Foundation Africa and funded by the European Union through its Support for Democratic Governance in Nigeria focuses on enhancing IDPs’ participation in the electoral process.
Ajayi, represented by a committee member of the Framework for Voting by the IDPs, Dorathy Bello, notes that the plight of the IDPs is an issue of grave concern as they often endure immense hardships and face multiple challenges daily.