The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) will commence registration of voters in 10 states across the country next month.
According to the commission, the exercise will commence on May 25 in the affected states and would be categorized under Phase One. The states are: Taraba, Gombe and Zamfara. Others are Kebbi, Benue, Kogi, Abia, Enugu, Akwa-Ibom and Bayelsa.
The exercise would be preceded by distribution of permanent voters cards between May 15 and 18 in all the affected states as stated in bulletin issued Friday by the commission following its meeting on Thursday, 17th April 2014.
The bulletin further indicated that although dates for voters registration in the outstanding Phases and states are yet to be released by the Commission, each Phase of the exercise would be preceded by the distribution of permanent voters cards.
The Commission further disclosed that the decision to stagger the voters registration exercise and the distribution of permanent voters cards was informed by lessons learnt by the Commission during recent similar exercises
in Ekiti and Osun states where governorship elections are scheduled to take place on June 21 and August 9 respectively.