INDEPENDENT National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Kwara state has said that about 70,000 eligible voters were registered since April last year.
Speaking at a meeting with IPAC members in the state in Ilorin on Tuesday, the Administrative Secretary of INEC in the state, Mr Paul Atser, said that PVC of the registered voters were on the way to the state.
The INEC boss also said that about 4,000 PVCs were collected out of the 242,000 unclaimed cards.
On the On-going Continuous Voters Registration CVR exercise, the Administrative Secretary said that the exercise was going on peacefully in the state adding that the Office had not witnessed any ugly incidence.
He assured that the newly printed PVC for registrants who registered since 2017 would soon be ready for collection and that the stakeholders would be adequately informed, he added that cards owners would have to come by the person to collect the cards.
Mr Atser, who appreciated peaceful and serene political environment existing in Kwara state, noted that the political parties had been conducting their activities in the peaceful manner devoid of any major rancour as witnessed in several other states and appealed that such should be sustained.
The Administrative Secretary added that the meeting was called to intimate political parties with the developments that had taken place since their last meeting was held.
Mr Atser urged IPAC members to feel free to come to the Commission’s Office on any issue that is not clear to them as his Office doors were widely opened.
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Also speaking, chairman of IPAC in Kwara State, Comrade Abdul-Mumeen Onagun who is also the Labour Party Chairman, commended openness of the state office of INEC in handling all issues relating to political parties and creating level playground all the time.
He also said that despite INEC efforts on the increased numbers of the registration centres, the centres were still grossly inadequate and the centres were still very far to the registrants.
He, therefore, called on INEC to give more centres so as to ensure no one was disenfranchised.
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