A ballot box filled with ballot is pictured before being counted by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) at a polling station in Yenagoa in Bayelsa State ~ PIUS UTOMI EKPEI
Lagos - The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Lagos State said 3 677 000 Permanent Voter Cards (PVCs) have been distributed out of the 5.5 million cards it has received
The Resident Electoral Commissioner, Akin Orebiyii, gave the figure at a stakeholders’ forum for community leaders, party executives and the electorate in the state.
He said the commission is still expecting another 400 000 cards.
“We have been given the assurance that by next week, the cards should arrive for distribution.
Orebiyii said there was no discrimination in the distribution of the cards and appealed that the general elections should not destroy the harmonious relations among ethnic groups in the state.
The commissioner also reiterated that the use of card readers in the elections would eliminate electoral fraud, such as multiple voting, while use of fake voter cards would have no place.
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