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INEC: 988,923 Voters to Decide Ekiti State’s Next Governor

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The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has revealed that a total of 988,923 voters captured in the commission’s register will decide who becomes Ekiti State governor in the June 18 governorship poll.

While making the revelation, the National Commissioner and Chairman, Information and Voter Education Committee, Festus Okoye, added that a total of 734,746 persons have collected their Permanent Voters Card for the election.

Speaking at a roundtable forum with Media Executives in Ekiti State, yesterday, Okoye assured electorates of the commission’s readiness to conduct a free, fair and credible election.

He said, “It is now a matter of common knowledge that we have 16 LGAs in Ekiti State and the election will be staged from 177 registration areas.

“For this particular election, after the commission queued up the voters registers, we came to the conclusion that a total of 988,923 registered voters will vote in this election.

“In other words, after we have queued up the voters register and integrated those who were previously on the voters registers, and those who registered during the continuous voters registration exercise, we came to the conclusion that the total number of those stands at 988,923.

“Furthermore, as of 27th May 2022, a total of 734,746 persons have collected their Permanent Voters Card. It is important that you have these figures.”

Okoye further added that the non-sensitive materials for the elections had been deployed to all the 16 LGAs noting that adhoc staff had been mobilised and trained.

“The commission on the election day will deploy the adhoc staff from a total of 104 registration centres, made up of 46 registration areas centres and 61 super registration area centres.

“The commission will also deploy 22,244 polling units in Ekiti State and will deploy slightly above 10,000 adhoc staff to conduct this election.

“I want to announce that the commission is happy and elated at the level of preparations for this election.

“All the 16 LGAs have received the full complement of all the non-sensitive materials. They have dispatched all the non-sensitive materials in accordance with all the registration areas and wards and in accordance with all the polling units.”

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