The Independent National Electoral Commission on Monday extended the Phase II of the Continuous Voter Registration for seven days in 12 states.
The extension, according to the commission’s daily bulletin in Abuja, begins from September 28.
It noted that the exercise was taking place at the local government areas of the affected states from 8 am to 4pm daily.
The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the affected states are – Anambra, Bauchi, Cross River, Delta, Ebonyi, FCT, Jigawa, Kwara, Ondo, Oyo, Sokoto and Yobe.
“The extension of Phase II of the exercise is occasioned by the large turnout of eligible voters and the heavy rains that coincided with the exercise which took place from August 20 to 25”, the commission added.
INEC, however, advised eligible voters in the affected states to take advantage of the extension to register, to enable them to vote in the 2015 general election.