INEC distributes permanent voter cards in Ekiti,Osun

Attahiru-Jega

INEC has distributed 1, 108,495 permanent voter cards (PVCs) to people who registered in 2011 in Ekiti and Osun.

A statement issued by Kayode Idowu, the Chief Press Secretary to INEC chairman, on Thursday 24 April in Abuja said the distributed cards were from 1,913,825 cards printed for the two states.

It said the commission had also conducted Continuous Voter Registration (CVR) for those who had just turned 18 years in the two states

According to the statement, the distribution is in preparation for the governorship elections in Ekiti and Osun scheduled to hold in 21 June and 9 August respectively.

It said that the PVCs were distributed simultaneously in Ekiti and Osun between 7 and 9 March while the CVR was conducted from 12 to 17 March.

“The cards were distributed at the polling unit level, namely at the existing 2,195 polling units in Ekiti and the 3, 010 polling units in Osun.

“The CVR was conducted at the Registration Area Centre (Ward) level of which Ekiti has 177 and Osun, 332,’’ it said.

It added that in Ekiti, the continuous voter registration was conducted in 29 existing polling units with less than 100 registered voters.

“While in Osun, it was conducted in 59 existing polling units where there were no data of registrants from the 2011 exercise, and seven other polling units that had less than 100 registered voters.’’

A breakdown of the exercise, according to the statement, show that a total of 657, 256 cards were printed by INEC for PVC distribution in Ekiti.

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