1.95 million voters registered in Osun, says INEC

The Resident Electoral Commissioner of the Independent National Electoral Commission in Osun State, Prof Abdulganiyu Raji, said the commission had received 5,305 Bimodal Voters Accreditation System with concluded configuration for the July 16 governorship election in the state.

The commission also put the number of registration areas in the state at 332 with 1,955,657 registered voters, while 335,298 Permanent Voter Cards had been collected.

The commissioner stated this in his speech delivered via zoom during a dialogue session organised by a coalition of over 80 human rights organisations under the aegis of Nigeria Civil Society Situation Room obtained by The PUNCH in Abuja on Sunday.

The dialogue session, which was supported by the United Kingdom Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office, also provided an opportunity to review the recently-conducted Ekiti State governorship election.

Raji said, “We received 5,305 BVAS from INEC headquarters on June 24, 2022. The configuration of the BVAS has been done at Abuja headquarters. The BVAS has been properly stored in our strong room.

“The charging of the BVAS started on Monday, June 26, 2022 and is ongoing. Total polling units in Osun State is 3,763; total number of RAs is 332, while the total number of registered voters is 1,955,657. The total PVCs delivered in 2022 is 335,298.”

At the event, the Convener of NCSSR, Ene Obi, called on the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), to nominate non-partisan individuals of impeccable character to replace many of the RECs whose tenure would elapse soon.

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