The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) said 284,178 Permanent Voter’s Cards (PVCs) for voters in Kogi State are yet to be collected.
INEC’s Administrative Secretary in the state, Mr. Adison Mailafiya, who disclosed this yesterday in Lokoja while giving an update on the ongoing CVR exercise, urged those who were yet to collect their cards to do so at various local government area offices of INEC.
He said the commission had as at July 4 registered 45,757 voters comprising 23, 534 males and 22,223 females in the ongoing CVR, and that a total of 6,745 registered voters had collected their PVCs.
Mailafiya disclosed that the commission had approved six additional registration centres in the state to address the challenges of congestion and distance, which prospective registrants faced in the course of the exercise.
The new centres, which he said cut across the three senatorial districts of the state, included the one in Zango Daji in Adavi Local Government Area; Ganaja village in Ajaokuta; Ojoku in Ankpa, Anyigba in Dekina, Akutupa Kiri in Kabba Bunu and Obajana in Lokoja Local Government Area.
He called on traditional and religious leaders in the state to assist the commission in sensitising the citizenry not to engage in double/multiple registration, underage registration and other actions that constituted electoral offense.
Credits: Itodo Daniel Sule | Daily Trust