The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Niger has registered 59,564 eligible voters in the on-going Continuous Voters Registration exercise.
The Administrative Secretary of the commission in the state, Alhaji Aliyu Bungudu, told newsmen in Minna on Saturday that those registered were issued with temporary voters card.
He said that the 38,742 eligible males and 20,822 females who were registered have being issued with a temporary voter’s card.
He appealed to those who had earlier registered and had not collected their Permanent Voyers Cards (PVC) to collect them at the commission’s offices across the 25 local government areas of the state.
Bungudu said that already the commission had contacted the leaders of the two major religions for proper sensitisation.
He explained that religious approach would ensure residents come out for their PVC’s and also for those that have come of age to participate in the on-going registration exercise.
Bungudu said that the permanent voter’s card was geared towards giving every eligible voter the opportunity to participate in electoral process.
He also appealed to leaders of political parties in the state to mobilise their supporters who had reached the age to participate in the registration exercise.