980,425 PVCs collected in Kwara - INEC

Date: 2018-09-14

The Independent National Electoral Commission has said that 980,425 permanent voter’s cards (PVCs) have been collected in Kwara State between 2015 and August 2018.

The Resident Electoral Commissioner in the state, Garba Madami, stated this in Ilorin yesterday while receiving the state Council of Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) led by its chairman, Umar Abdulwahab.

Madami disclosed that a total of 264,823 PVCs were yet to be claimed by their owners in the state, adding that only 50,571 voters collected the card between 2017/2018

He expressed confidence the 2019 general elections would be the best in the country, saying the commission was duty bound to conduct free, fair and credible polls.

Madami said the INEC had put in place measures to address the challenges, declaring that “I want the state to be rated best". He, however, urged the media to be wary of fake news, crosscheck facts and figures and refer to the commission when the need arises so as not to mislead the public.

In his remarks, Abdulwahab, said the union had enjoyed cordial relationship with the electoral umpire and added that it should be sustained especially now that the elections are around the corner.

He also stressed the need to make available right information at the appropriate time if the era of fake news must be ended.

He urged the commission to allow the union handle accreditation of journalists that would be assigned to cover the forthcoming general elections in the state as done in the Ekiti governorship poll held few weeks ago.

Abdulwahab assured the electoral body of cooperation and support to achieve its objectives of conducting free, fair and credible elections in the state.

Source

 

 


Cloud Tag: What's trending

Click on a word/phrase to read more about it.

A.G.F Abdulrasaq     JAAC     Rafiu Ibrahim     Olokoba Abdullahi Ayinla     Bature Bello     Ramadan     Halidu Danbaba     Oba Sulaiman Asude     Abdulkadir Akanbi-Oke     Valsolar Consortium     GRA     AGF Abdulrazak     College Of Health     Federal Polytechnic Offa     Mohammed Khadijat Kubura     Shao     Ajase-Ipo     Abdullahi G. Mohammad     IEDPU     Ibrahim Abdullahi     Oba Abu     Ganmo     Senate Presidency     Elekoyangan     Ishaq Salman     Firdaos Amasa     Adebayo Salami     Roseline Oni Aremu     BIR     Ayo Opadokun     Elections     Vasolar-Kwara Company Ltd     Dairo Kunle Paul     Reuben Paraje     Oniwa     Abdulazeez Arowona     Raimi Iyanda     Ibrahim Labaika     Sunday Fagbemi     Garuba Alikinla Shittu     Akande Idowu Ayoola Muhammed     Ojuekun Sarumi     Saidu Isa     Afolayan     Yusuf Amuda Gobir     Abdulrahman Abdulrasaq     KSIRS     2017 Budget     IFK     Opobiyi     Post Utme     Unilorin     NYSC     Alao Ayotunde     Ilorin Water Reticulation     Kwasu     Mumeen Lah     Matthew Okedare     Abubakar B.M     Afonja Descendants Union     Amuda Bembe     Moses Salami     Solomon Edojah     COEASU     Monsurat Omotosho     Abdulhakeem Amao     Ojo Fadumila     Makama Of Ilorin     Isaac Aderemi Kolawole     Oloyede     Students Union Government     Kola Bukoye     Village Alive Development Association     Wasiu Odewale     Abdulsalam Firdaous Amosa     Women For Change And Development Initiative     Sabo-Oke