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INEC ready to conduct 2022 Osun governorship election, says REC

By Guardian Nigeria
24 February 2022   |   4:01 am
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has said that it is prepared to conduct the Osun governorship election on July 16, 2022.

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has said that it is prepared to conduct the Osun governorship election on July 16, 2022.

Osun State Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC), Prof. Abdulganiyu Raji, according to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), stated this yesterday at the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), Osun Correspondents’ Chapel personality interview programme: ‘Newspoint.’

He also said that if the election is shifted forward, they were fully prepared for it.

He decried the nonchalant demeanour of the elite toward voting during elections, adding that about 230,000 Permanent Voter Cards (PVCs) were yet to be collected or unclaimed in the state.

Raji said though Osun recorded the highest number of new potential voters during the INEC Continuous Voter Registration (CVR), with over 620,000 new registrants, only 250,000 had really completed their registration.

The REC said that the CVR would continue till March in Osun and that PVCs would be produced and made available to all the registered voters four weeks after the closure of registration.

He said that it would be done both online and at the INEC office and centres.

He said that INEC would send alerts to the newly registered voters through SMS and e-mails on when their PVCs would be ready for collection.