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The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Wednesday suspended the Continuous Voter Registration in some communities in Bassa and Dekina areas of Kogi.

Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) in the north-central state, Prof. James Apam, announced this during a press conference in Lokoja.

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He blamed the development on persistent violent clashes within the affected communities.

”We believe that the security agencies and traditional rulers are aware of these security breaches and are taking steps to bring them to an end,” Apam said.

On the registration, the commissioner said that 245,195 new voters have been registered in the state since the commencement of CVR in April last year.

Apam said that the new registrants were made up of 123,877 males and 121,318 female while the commission had also treated 9,774 applications for transfer and 12,123 cases of damaged or defaced permanent voter cards.

The REC further explained that 59, 078 voter cards had been issued to those who registered before the 2015 general election.