759,780 Pvcs Uncollected In Oyo, Says Inec

Filed in News by on June 20, 2018

The Oyo State Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC), Mr Mutiu Agboke, has said 759,780 uncollected Permanent Voter Cards (PVCs) are in the custody of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in the state.

Agboke spoke yesterday in Ibadan, the state capital, during the handing-over ceremony organised for the incoming Administrative Secretary, Mr David Asemo.

The REC said the increase in the number of uncollected PVCs in the state was because the commission had just received another batch arising from last year’s registration.

He said the commission was intensifying efforts at ensuring that people participate in the ongoing Continuous Voter Registration (CVR) and collect their PVCs.

Agboke said INEC was in the second phase of this year’s CVR to encourage more people to participate.

He said: “The commission has registered 320,593, out of which we have 164,378 males and 156,215 females. We have also, as at today, distributed 32,061 permanent voter cards.

“The commission has transferred 23,368 Permanent Voter Cards and replaced 17,939 lost or defaced PVCs.”

Agboke debunked the allegation in some quarters that INEC was registering foreigners ahead of the 2019 general elections.

The REC said there was no way the commission would allow the name of a foreigner to remain on its list.

He challenged anyone with genuine proof to present it.

INEC’s outgoing Administrative Secretary in Oyo State, Alhaji Surajudeen Ajani, expressed gratitude for the support given to him by the commission’s workers.

Ajani urged the workers to extend the same cooperation and support to the incoming Administrative Secretary.

The incoming Administrative Secretary, Asemo, sought the support of the workers t enable him perform optimally.

He promised not to disappoint them.

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