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Registered citizens in Edo collect over 1.5m Voter Cards

Registered voters in Edo State have collected a of total of 1,519,350 Permanent Voter Cards, PVC, ahead of the 2019 General Elections.

Registered number of voters

The Independent National Election Commission, INEC, said it received a total of 1,992,826 PVCs from the commission's headquarters for registered voters in the state.

The Resident Electoral Commissioner, REC in the state, Mr Emmanuel Alex-Hart told newsmen in Benin that the figure received represented the total registered number of voters in Edo from 2011 to date.

The REC however said 473,476 PVCs had yet to be collected by their owners.

The continued voter education and sensitisation by INEC is yielding results in the state, and registered voters' turnout for PVC collection is impressive, Alex-Hart said.

Sensitising eligible voters

He further said that the commission had also commenced the sensitisation of eligible voters and all the stakeholders against vote buying.

To achieve this, we have started sanitising the electorate through the churches, motor parks and worship centres among others.

The commission has also given the responsibility to apprehend and prosecute whoever that is caught buying votes during elections, he said.

Source: Voice of Nigeria