INEC Says Only 667,028 Eligible Voters Will Cast Their Vote In Ekiti Saturday July 14 Governorship Election
Professor Olayinka Raji, the Ekiti state Resident Electoral Commission (REC) has revealed that no less than 246, 126 will not be allowed to exercise their franchise during the fast-approaching governorship election in the state.
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NIGERIA NEWS notes that only 667,028 individuals are eligible to vote in the Saturday, July 14 governorship election in the state.
Professor Raji gave this development while speaking with the newsmen in Ekiti ahead of the electoral battle between Prof. Kolapo Eleka (PDP), APC governorship candite Fayemi and other aspirants in the state.
He said that out of the 913,334 registered voters in the state, only 667,028 people collected their Permanent Voter Cards, leaving over 246,126 who didn’t collect their cards ineligible to cast their votes when the process commences.
“We have 2,195 units, 177 RAC centers and a total of 913,334 registered voters. Out of this number, only 667028 have collected their PVCs while 246126 could not collect their voting cards, which means they cannot cast their votes on Saturday.
“We ended the collection of PVCs on Wednesday, 11 July, this was after extending the collection by three days.” The INEC officer also appealed to party officials to avoid inducing their staff because they don’t need their help.
“We are appealing to the party people to not induce our staff. We don’t need their assistance. We don’t need your fuel to move our vehicles, we don’t need your vehicles for movements. We have a rapid response squad that can help in times of need.
“And we are monitoring everybody’s movement to know when they may be in need. Don’t help us change our tyres, we don’t need your help,” Professor Raji said.
Meanwhile, in an earlier report, NIGERIA NEWS had reported that INEC revealed tracking device to be used in Ekiti governorship election.