The electoral umpire of the country, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), has disclosed that about 234,037 voters are yet to claim their Permanent Voter Cards in Ekiti State.
Speaking during a visit to the Nigeria Union of Journalists’ Secretariat in Ado Ekiti, the new INEC Resident Electoral Commissioner in Ekiti, Prof. Ayobami Salami, revealed that 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.
He said: “Preparatory to the forthcoming 2023 general elections in Ekiti, let me state that INEC has 16 local government 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”.
According to him, the Bimodal Voters Assessment System and the INEC Result Viewing Portal would be fully applied in all elections.
He called on all 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”.