The Ogun State Resident Electoral Commissioner, Chief Timothy Ibitoye, has said that 555 Permanent Voter Cards belonging to dead persons have been discovered among the ones brought to the state for registered voters.
Ibitoye said this on Monday in Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital, while briefing journalists on the progress made so far by the commission in the distribution of PVCs in the state.
“We had gone to all the local government areas in the state. And we asked our officers to write out the names of those who were yet to collect their PVCs. We were able to get the number from this collation. The community leaders also assisted us in identifying those who have died since the last registration of voters when the lists were pasted,” the REC said.
Ibitoye, who said more people had collected their PVCs, noted that the correct number of registered voters in the state was 1,795,794, as opposed to the incorrect figure of 1,829,534.
“The PVCs that we have received from Abuja so far is 1,370,340 and as at today we have distributed 860,076. If we base the percentage of PVCs distributed on the number of registered voters, we have achieved 63 per cent,” he explained, adding that the commission was still expecting a total of 425, 454 PVCs from the national headquarters.
He, however, noted that there were still 510,264 uncollected PVCs in the state.
“We still have 510,264 uncollected PVCs. We want to appeal to these people to come forward and collect their PVCs,” he said.