By Faith Awa Maji, Katsina
Katsina State residents have urged the Independent National Electoral Commission to extend its deadline of voter’s registration to allow eligible voters to register ahead of 2023 general elections.
They said the appeal followed the recent unprecedented turnout of residents, especially youths who just turned 18 across the State.
A student who only gave his name as Kamal described the late hour turnout of people as a welcome development for the country’s democracy, noting that it also signifies increasing interest of the citizens to participate in the electoral process in Nigeria.
A visit by our correspondent to INEC headquarters, and local government INEC by Masalci Kumasi Katsina, there was unprecedented que of both men and women struggling to gain access to the registration point.
Also in an interview, malama Rahmatu said the commission should not disfranchised them because from the look of things, they will not have the chance to register if registration stops by Friday as announced by INEC.
“INEC should please extend the exercise. Katsina and other States have faced with security challenges and we could not get to do it in those areas. The extension is necessary” she said.
INEC adhoc staff were seeing busy in all the centres visited.