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2023: Ekiti in possession of 234,037 unclaimed PVCs – INEC

 

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Ahead of the 2023 general election, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), has said that an aggregate of 234,037 voters is yet to claim their Permanent Voter Cards in Ekiti State.

The new INEC Resident Electoral Commissioner in Ekiti, Prof. Ayobami Salami, gave the revelation in Ado Ekiti, on Wednesday during a visit to the Nigeria Union of Journalists Secretariat in Ado Ekiti.

Salami said a total of 754,886 had collected their PVCs, out of 988,923 total registered voters in the state, which he said represents 24% of registration in the state.

According to him, “Preparatory to the forthcoming 2023 general elections in Ekiti, let me state that INEC has 16 local governments areas, 177 Registration areas, and 2,445 polling units to deal with.

“We have a total number of 988,923 registered voters out of which 754,886 voters have collected their PVCs, while 234,037, representing 24% are yet to collect their PVCs”.

Salami said the Bimodal Voters Assessment System and the INEC Result Viewing Portal would be fully applied in all elections.

He urged registered voters to break away from the culture of long-standing apathy, and participate actively in the 2023 general elections.

“As part of our preparations, INEC had on 12th November 2022 commenced a nationwide display of preliminary claims and objections, which shall end on the 25th November 2022.

“Therefore, I want to use this medium to call on registered voters to visit our local government headquarters to actively participate in the exercise using our online link”.

Salami who also spoke on the recent court judgement directing INEC to continue with the registration of voters said;

“INEC would comply whenever the court judgement is served. But we are yet to be served. As law abiding commission, we will abide by it”.

The Professor of Environmental Science added that the commission will build on the success recorded in the June 18, 2022 governorship election in Ekiti, and other past polls adjudged to be transparent and acceptable.

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