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By Chris Nomjov
The Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) of INEC in Ogun state, Chief Timothy Ibitoye, has disclosed that 555 PVCs brought to the state for registered voters belongs to deceased persons. Ibitoye disclosed this on Monday in Abeokuta while briefing journalist on the progress the commission had made in distributing the PVCs.
He said, “We had gone to all the local government areas in the state and we asked our officers to write out the names of those who were yet to collect their PVCs. We were able to get the number from this collation. “The community leaders also assisted us in identifying those who have died since the last registration of voters, when the lists were pasted.”
Ibitoye added that more people had come forward to collect their PVCs, noting that the correct number of registered voters in the state was 1,795,794, as opposed to 1,829,534 being bandied around.
He said, “The PVCs that we have received from Abuja so far is 1,370,340 and as of today.We have distributed 860,076. If we base the percentage of PVCs distributed on the number of registered voters, we have achieved 63 per cent.” Ibitoye said the commission was still expecting a total of 425, 454 PVCs from the national headquarters.
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