Prof. Abdulganiy Olayinka Raji, the Osun State Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC), has stated that 600,000 Permanent Voters’ Cards (PVCs) are still with the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in the state, just a month and a few days before the governorship election.
Raji, who stated this in Osogbo on Monday during a community leaders’ sensitization workshop, has thus urged eligible citizens of the state whose PVCs have yet to be collected to go to the INEC headquarters in their local governments of residence.
According to the REC, the INEC Osun office has received a total of 333,000 new PVCs from the Continuous Voters Registration (CVR) that have yet to be collected, while 370,000 PVCs from the 2019 general elections in the state have yet to be collected.
Meanwhile, Raji explained that 15 political parties would be participating in the election, but three political parties would be prevented from fielding candidates because they did not comply with the Electoral Act of 2022’s stipulations.
While urging community, traditional, and religious leaders to rally their people for the election, he also revealed that INEC has completed 12 of the 14 stages necessary for the election to take place.