Poll: INEC says 490,000 PVCs uncollected in Edo

By Tony Ehighiale, Lagos 

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has stated that there are 490,000 Permanent Voter Cards that have not been collected in Edo State. 

According to INEC, the figure represents about 30 per cent of all the registered voters in the state. 

Resident Electoral Commissioner, Mr. Sam Olumekun, who disclosed this at a press briefing in Benin City on Tuesday said the commission was set to commence registration of residents that have attained 18 years. 

Olumekun stated that he was committed to the conduct of a credible election in the state and insisted that card reader would used for the September 10 election. 

He said the commission has developed a road map for the conduct of a successful election. 

The Edo REC disclosed that nine political parties have indicated interest to participate in the election out of 20 active political parties in the state. 

According to him, “We are using the e-collation system. The collation will be transparent. As we are collating in the wards, Abuja will be receiving it. Whoever plans to dismiss the collation of result will be disappointed.”

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