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INEC Discovers Over 500 PVCs Belonging To Dead Voters In Ogun State
The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, said it had discovered 555 Permanent Voter Cards, PVCs, in Ogun State belonging to persons who had died.
Ogun State INEC Residential Electoral Commissioner, REC, Timothy Ibitoye, made the disclosure while giving details of PVC distribution in the state,.
‘We had gone to all the local government areas in the state and asked our officers to write out the names of those who were yet to collect their PVCs. We were able to get the number from this collation,’ Ibitoye said.
The REC stated further that community leaders also assisted the commission in identifying those who had died since the last registration exercise.
He also said the actual number of registered voters in the state is 1,795,794, not the 1,829,534 as previously quoted, adding that the state was still expecting a delivery of 425,454 PVCs from the commission’s headquarters in Abuja.
‘The PVCs that we have received from Abuja so far is 1,370,340 and as at today we have distributed 860,076.
‘If we base the percentage of PVCs distributed on the number of registered voters, we have achieved a 63% completion rate,’ the INEC chief said.
Ibitoye appealed to those who were yet to collect their voter cards to do so, saying there were more than 500,000 uncollected cards.
‘We still have 510,264 uncollected PVCs. We want to appeal to these people to come forward and collect their PVCs,’ he said.