With about twelve days to the Osun gubernatorial election, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has publicly revealed the total number of voters who would elect Aregbesola’s successor.
NIGERIA NEWS notes that the electoral commission said that about 1.7 million registered voters would elect the next governor of Osun state on Saturday, September 22.
The report has it that out of the total number of about 1.7 million registered voters, 1.2 persons, which is about 69.40 per cent, have collected their Permanent Voters’ Card (PVC), leaving an outstanding of 510, 566, about 30.60 per cent yet to collect their PVCs.
INEC said soft copies of the registered voters had been presented to the participating political parties.
The governorship election would be conducted in 31 local government areas of the state.
INEC Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) in the state, Segun Agbaje, said the majority of the non-sensitive materials that would be used for the conduct of the election had been received from INEC headquarters, Abuja, and distributed to INEC offices across the state.
He said: “Furthermore, a total of 1,152,751 PVCs have been collected by their owners out of 1,668,524 received in the state, leaving a balance of 515,773 as at August 17.
“It is important for you to help us to inform the people on the need to collect their PVCs during your campaigns and rallies because without PVC, nobody would be allowed to vote.”
In an earlier report, NIGERIA NEWS had reported that INEC vowed to arrest and prosecute anyone who engaged in votes buying during Osun gubernatorial election.