Posted by News Express | 3 March 2015 | 3,145 times
At least 555 Permanent Voter Cards (PVCs) belonging to dead residents from the 21 local government areas of Ogun State have been discovered by the electoral commission while giving out the cards to voters. The dead residents were registered in 2011.
The discovery was made known on Monday by the Ogun State Resident Electoral Commissioner, Timothy Ibitoye.
Briefing reporters in his office at the Presidential Boulevard in Abeokuta, the state’s capital, Mr. Ibitoye gave a breakdown of the number of PVCs distributed so far and the number of registered voters in the state.
While putting the records straight on the number of registered voters, the INEC commissioner said 1,795,794 voters registered in the state, as against 1,370,340, being quoted in some quarters.
Mr. Ibitoye said the commission had distributed 860,076 PVCs, representing 63 per cent of the total registered PVCs while about 425,454 were still being expected from Abuja.
However, the Ogun INEC commissioner informed the residents of its readiness for the forthcoming election, saying that elections would be conducted in all the 3,210 polling units across the 236 wards of the 20 local government areas of the state.
The Ogun State Governor, Ibikunle Amosun, had earlier appealed to the INEC to speed up the distribution of the PVCs in the state.
The State Government had organised a mobilisation and sensitisation forum, with the aim of educating the electorates on the forth coming general elections.
•Sourced from Channels TV.
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