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'68 million voters registered for 2015 elections'

2015-01-14 16:20
Abuja - A total number of 68 833 476 voters registered for the February general elections.

Also, over four million Nigerians were involved in multiple registrations across the country and their names have been successfully by the Independent National Electoral Commission.

Chairman of INEC, Prof. Attahiru Jega, stated this at the meeting the commission had with the national leadership of all the 23 registered political parties in Abuja on Tuesday evening.

Jega said, “In line with the provisions of the law, the commission has just announced the publications of the register of voters that will be used for the February 2015 general elections.

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“The total number of voters registered for the elections is 68 833 476.”

Jega said over four million Nigerians were involved in double registration and that because of this, their names had been deleted from the register.

He said 38 774 391 Nigerians had collected their Permanent Voter Cards out of the 54 341 610 that were ready as of Monday last week.

He, however, said the commission had ordered more PVCs and that some of them were already waiting for collection.

Jega said, “The commission has taken delivery of additional PVCs from the contractor, and we are positive that we will have all outstanding cards with us by 28 January, 2015.

“For the avoidance of doubt, possession of PVCs is a strict condition for anyone intending to vote in the 2015 elections.”

Asked about the resolutions passed by the House of Representatives, asking the commission to use TVCs, he said he was not aware of such resolution.

-  NAN

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