The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, said that a total of 1,924, 072 voters have registered for the Permanent Voters Card, PVC, ahead of the September 10 governorship elections in Edo State.
Muhammed Lecky, INEC National Commissioner, made this known at the Publication and Presentation of official Voters Register to political parties’ candidates.
He said that 136,038 voters were registered during the Continuous Voters Registration exercise which took place between June 22 and June 26, adding that 132,559 of voters attempted multiple registration.
Lecky said that Section 20 of the Electoral Act provides that the Register of Voters for an election shall be issued not less than thirty days before such an election.
The National Commissioner reiterated that the safety of its personnel would not be compromised during the elections, as well as that of voters, election observers, and journalists.
The Edo State police Commissioner, Chris Ezike, at the event gave assurance of safety for every participant in the election.
Ezike said the police and other sister agencies would ensure an enabling environment for free, fair and credible elections.