The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) says 75.50 per cent of Permanent Voters Cards (PVCs) amounting to 1,254,467 have been collected by the eligible voters in Osun state.
This was disclosed over the weekend by the state Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC), Olusegun Agbaje, adding that the total numbers of PVCs for the state is 1,681,930.
Making the disclosure during meetings with religious leaders and political party leaders at the INEC in Osogbo, Osun State capital, the REC said the balance of 427,463 PVCs (25.42%) are yet to be collected.
He called on residents of the state to go to where they have registered for collection of their PVCs, saying they have up today January 21 to do so. He warned voters against violence before, during and after the polls.
He who warned that the PVCs will not be given in proxy and enjoined the prospective voters to keep their voter’s cards safely “because it is going to be the tools for you to elect the candidates of your choice and no other identification document will be accepted in place of the PVCs.”
“Accordingly, those that are yet to collect their PVCs are advised to cash in on this opportunity to do so because only those that are with their valid PVCs are going to be allowed to cast their votes during the general elections.”
He urged the electorate to guard against vote voiding and added that they must apply finger print only in one box which, according to him, corresponds with the party symbol of their choice.