Ogun INEC registers 5,000 new voters in first week of continuous registration

INEC

Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) says it registered 4,949 fresh voters in the first week of the ongoing continuous voters registration exercise in Ogun state, which began nationwide last April 27.

Also, 139 registered voters exchanged their temporary voter cards (TVC) with permanent voter card (PVC) during the period

186 others applied for the transfer of their voter cards from where they registered during the last exercise in 2015 to where they now reside.

Rockcity FM visit to two of the local government offices of INEC in Abeokuta, the state capital, showed that the Abeokuta South local government area recorded an average registration of 70 fresh voters daily

The Abeokuta North office of the agency recorded an average of 30 voters daily.

Some of the registered voters who wanted to exchange their TVC with PVC could not find their cards, and had to fill forms at the registration centres.

Spokesman of  INEC in the state, Yinka Ogunseye explained that the registered voters with TVC who could not get  their cards now, will be issued with one along with fresh registered voters

The electoral body registered 1, 796, 024 eligible voters during the last voter registration exercise in the state for the 2015 polls.

Before the ongoing registration exercise, only 888,590 of those registered had been issued with PVC.

The PVC collection rate in the state is rated as the lowest among the 36 states and the federal capital territory.

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