INEC Registers 1.8m New Voters Nationwide

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ABUJA, AUGUST 4, 2017 – The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) said it had registered no fewer than 1.8 million voters nationwide since the nationwide Continuous Voter registration began on April 27.
The commission revealed this in its summary timetable on the exercise released on Thursday in Abuja.

It disclosed that 1,810,153 voters had so far been registered across the country, and that 65,001 Permanent Voter cards (PVCs) had been collected during the period.

It also stated that 76, 256 requests of transfer of voting units were recorded, while 155, 471 requests for replacement of defaced PVCs were received nationwide.

A breakdown of the table showed that Lagos has the highest number of new registered voters with 109,040, follow by Rivers with 103,919 and Anambra with 80,439.

The Federal Capital Territory and Gombe State recorded the least number of registrants with 14, 957 and 17,720.

On the PVC collection, it revealed that Lagos also topped with 9,982, Kogi, 8,239; Ebonyi, 3,863; Zamfara and Taraba had 22 and 53 PVCs.

A breakdown of the 76,256 transfer requests also revealed that Anambra led with 7,060 requests; Osun, 6,861; Lagos, 5,817 and Ekiti, 5,471 requests.

Zamfara had 134 requests for transfer and Yobe, 136 requests, both recording the lowest.

The table also revealed that Rivers topped the states with number of defaced PVCs with 14,176; Lagos, 13,428 followed by Kaduna state with 10, 182.

Bayelsa had the least report of defaced PVCs with 86, followed by Zamfara with 378 and Niger, 1,247.

Meanwhile, the Chief Press secretary to INEC chairman, Mr Rotimi Oyekanmi, has disclosed that the commission would on Friday, swear in new eight Resident Electoral Commissioners recently cleared by the National Assembly. (NAN)

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