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INEC begins display of voters’ register in Borno — REC



INEC begins display of voters’ register in Borno — REC

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) said on Wednesday that it had commenced display of voters’ register in the 27 Local Government Areas of Borno.

The state’s Resident Electoral Commissioner, Alhaji Muhammad Ibrahim, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Maiduguri that the commission had also embarked on the distribution of Permanent Voter Cards (PVCs).

Ibrahim disclosed that the exercise was conducted simultaneously at the councils, wards and Polling Units (PUs) in the area.

“For the display of the voters’ register, we started today; we have been printing the register for the past one week for all the 27 local government areas of Borno.

“We expect the electorate to respond to our call for the collection of PVCs.

“Without the PVC you cannot vote and it is not only the collection of the cards; what we require of people is for them to preserve their PVCs in readiness for the 2019 general elections.

“They should preserve it; guard it jealously like they are their babies so that they can vote during the 2019 general elections.

“Political parties are the bedrock of democracy; without them you can virtually go nowhere in democracy.

“So what we expect from them is their cooperation; we want them to assist us in mobilizing people to come out and collect their PVCs, preserve it and vote for candidates of their choice.”

He said the exercise was also conducted at Internally Displaced Camps (IDPs) for the registered voters in Abadam, Guzamala and Marte Local
Government Councils, due to security challenges.

Ibrahim noted that the voters’ register display exercise was designed for claims, objections and weed out under-age voters, to enable the
commission make possible corrections.

According to him, the commission has so far registered more than 2.3 million eligible voters in the state.

Ibrahim explained that more than 1.8 million voters registered during the 2015 elections, while more than 500,000 voters were captured in the
continuous voter registration from April 2017 to date.

He stated that the commission has distributed more than 90,000 of the 179,000 PVCs supplied to the state in May 2018.

“Over 100,000 PVCs are yet to be collected; we are also expecting delivery of additional 100,000 cards for onward distribution to the electorate in the state,” he said. (NAN)

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