FRIDAY OBOH, Sokoto
As the Independent National Electoral Commissions, INEC, prepares for the 2019 general elections, the Sokoto office of the commission has commenced the distribution of 131,706 unclaimed permanent voters’ cards which were not collected by registered voters during the 2015 elections in the country.Disclosing this in an interview with Daily Champion, the Public Relation Officer of the Commission in Sokoto State, Muhammad Musa, said out of the 23 local government areas of the state, Sokoto South local government has the highest figure 28,000 unclaimed voters’ cards.
This is followed by Sokoto North council area with unclaimed 16,000 voters’ card.
He said INEC record also show that there are 12,000 unclaimed voters card in Wamakko Local Government areas of the state.
According to the PRO, the distribution of the PVCs was ongoing in all the local government INEC offices of the state.
Musa said the Commission would soon embark on fresh voter registration exercise to register those who are 18 years and above or those who could not register and have their data captured durig the last registration.
He further said the Commission has held a retreat for strategic planning towards the success of 2019 election.
In 2019, he added, INEC would collate and transmit results of election electronically from pooling units to wards, local governments and states to enhance credibility of election results as well as reduce litigation cases in courts.
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