The Independent National Electoral Commission said that it has distributed over Two point Four million Permanent Voters Card to the electorate in Bayelsa and Kogi states ahead of the next month’s Governorship poll.
INEC Chairman, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu disclosed this at a quarterly consultative meeting of the Commission with Civil Society Organizations in Abuja.
Professor Yakubu said in Bayelsa, the number of PVCs collected represented 96.3 per cent of 923,182 registered voters in the state, while the number of uncollected PVCs stood at 33,874, representing 3.7 per cent.
He also said One million, Four hundred and Eighty Five thousand, Eight hundred and Twenty Eight PVCs were collected in Kogi, representing 90.2 per cent of the One million, Six hundred and Forty Six thousand, Three hundred and fifty registered voters in the state
Prof. Yakubu maintained that the commission has accredited 135 Domestic Observer groups and 16 Foreign Observer groups for the elections in the two states. He said that while 67 domestic observer groups were accredited for Bayelsa, 68 were accredited for Kogi, and eight foreign observer groups for each of the states.