Ugo Nosiri, Owerri
The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, says that there are 38 polling units in Imo State without any registered voters.
The National Commissioner & Chairman Information and Voter Education Committee of the Commission, Mr. Sam Olumekun, disclosed this after a meeting to review the ongoing preparations for the off-cycle Governorship elections in Bayelsa, Imo and Kogi states scheduled for Saturday, 11th November 2023.
Mr. Olumekun noted that the Commission has published the comprehensive information of collected and uncollected Permanent Voter’s Cards in the three states on polling unit basis on the Commission’s website www.inecnigeria. org.
He stated that a total of 101,003 out of 2,419,922 registered voters are yet to collect their voter card.
Mr. Olumekun therefore appealed to all stakeholders to urge their community members who are yet to pick up their cards, to do so.
According to the INEC Voter Education chairman, the number of PVCs collected shall be used for the computation of the margin of lead principle, and any vote from a polling unit in excess of the number of PVCs collected amounts to over voting.