Low PVC collection recorded in Ogun state continuous voter registration

INEC

Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has expressed concern over the low collection of permanent voter card (PVC) in the ongoing continuous voter registration in Ogun state.

Over 400,000 PVC were uncollected at the end of the voter registration on the 2015 polls in the state.

In the five weeks of the fresh registration exercise, only 779 registered voters issued with temporary voter cards had turned out at various PVC offices in the state to collect the PVC.

Also, 973 other eligible voters applied for transfer of their voter cards from where they previously registered to their places of  residence.

Spokesman of INEC in the state, Yinka Ogunseye, told Rockcity FM in Abeokuta, that the agency is disturbed over the low turn out.

A record obtained from the state INEC  office in Abeokuta, shows that only 122 registered voters collected PVC in the ongoing exercise in the Ifo local government area, Abeokuta North (89), Abeokuta South (72), Sagamu (59) Ado Odo-Ota (53), Ijebu North (50) Yewa South (46)  Ikenne (46) and Ewekoro local government (41).

Old registered voters who collected PVC in Ijebu Ode local government area were 29 in Obafemi Owode, Odeda and Odogbolu with 28 voters each, Imeko Afon (27), Ipokia (19), Yewa North (18),  Remo North (10), Ijebu North (2), Ijebu East (5), Ogun Waterside (2).

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