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INEC Registers 161, 671 Voters In Bwari –Official


Mrs Zainab Gbefwi, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) Electoral Officer in Bwari, on Wednesday said a total of 161, 671 voters were registered for the April 9, council poll.

Gbefwi told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Bwari, FCT, that although the figure represented a major chunk of eligible voters, the turnout for the collection of Permanent Voters Card (PVC) was low when compared to the Bwari population.

“We have a total of 161, 671 registered voters, but as at this moment, the number of people that have collected their Cards are not up to that.

“16, 061 cards are so far issued– which is low– compared to the number of registered voters, in spite of the 229, 274 population that make up the area, based on the 2006 census.”

She decried the low turnout by residents of the area for the collection of their voter cards, since the postponement of the March 19, council election date to April 9.

She said the Commission had embarked on the training of ad hoc staff to ensure a credible election.

“We are expecting to conduct a peaceful and transparent election, with the hope of improving on what we had in 2015.

“We are presently training some former National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) members as ad hoc staff, to ensure the conduct of a credible April 9 polls.

“This is so because we could not get the target number we wanted, which is also a major reason the Commission postponed the election date.

“Although we trained 779 Corps members to participate in the conduct of the forthcoming council polls, we still need more.

“We are now training 1, 533 ex-Corps members who took part in the previous general elections, due to their experience. to complement those we already have.”

The electoral officer said the Commission would ensure adequate security during the election, for the safety of lives and property.

The post INEC Registers 161, 671 Voters In Bwari –Official appeared first on Nigerian News from Leadership News.

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