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
Ibadan - The Independent National
Electoral Commission (INEC) says it has distributed a total of 1,550, 899
Permanent Voter Cards in Oyo State.
The Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) in the state, Amb.
Rufus Akeju, disclosed this in his office in Ibadan on Tuesday.
He said that 2, 381, 091 prospective voters had registered
for the forthcoming election in the state.
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According to Akeju, those who have collected their PVCs
represent 65.13 per cent of the voter population, saying that, "before the
deadline, a large number of the remaining PVCs will be collected".
He, however, called on prospective voters, who had yet to
collect their PVCs to do so before the deadline for collection, stressing that
without the PVC, no one, no matter highly-placed, would be allowed to vote.