Kassim Gaidam, the Adamawa State Resident Electoral Commissioner says the commission has registered a total of 111, 762 voters, from the 21 local government areas in the state, in the ongoing continuous voter registration ahead of the 2023 general elections.
Briefing newsmen at the Commission’s headquarters in Yola, the Resident Electoral Commissioner said of the 111, 762 voters registered online, 83, 395 have as of March 7, completed all the processes.
He added that about 454 people living with disabilities were also registered by the electoral body.
Kassim Gaidam explained that other achievements recorded by the commission are 2, 983 reviews, 9, 512 information updates, 14, 434 transfers, 3, 427 permanent voter card collections, 5, 147 card losses, and 2, 032 defaced card replacements.
He said the Commission has also approved the decentralisation of the Continuous Voter Registration to registration areas/wards level on a rotational basis so as to cover eligible voters located far away to ensure that people above the age of 18 registered.
According to him, the approved schedule for the rotation by local government areas would be given wider publicity for prospective registrants in the affected locations to avail themselves of the long-awaited opportunity for registration to ensure the success of the programme.
He explained that the CVR would be suspended around June preparatory to processing the data in readiness for the elections, saying that the Commission has granted approval for the redeployment of Heads of Departments and Electoral Officers who have stayed long in their states of posting.