A total of 5,169,692 registered voters will today cast their votes in Bayelsa, Kogi and Imo to elect the next governors in the three states.
This has been confirmed by the Independent National Electoral Commission.
INEC National Commissioner and Chairman, Information and Voter Education Committee, Sam Olumekun, said that the 5.1m voters that have collected their Permanent Voter Cards would cast their votes during today’s polls in the three states.
INEC, however, said it recorded a total of 239,746 uncollected PVCs ahead of today’s governorship polls in Bayelsa, Kogi and Imo states.
The Commission noted that 39,249 uncollected PVCs were recorded in Bayelsa; 101,003 in Imo; and 99,494 in Kogi states, respectively.
Olumekun recently said, “As was done in recent elections, including the 2023 general elections, the commission is publishing the comprehensive information of collected and uncollected Permanent Voters’ Cards in the three States on a polling unit basis.
“The information also gives the distribution of the polling units by Local Government Areas, Registration Areas/Wards, the names of the polling units, their code numbers, the number of registered voters and the number of collected as well as uncollected PVCs.
“Equally significantly, the list provides the names and locations of the two polling units in Bayelsa State and 38 in Imo State without registered voters.
“The breakdown for the three states indicates that out of 1,056,862 registered voters in Bayelsa State, 1,017,613 have collected their PVCs and 39, 249 are uncollected. In Imo State, the number of registered voters is 2,419,922 out of which 2,318,919 have collected their PVCs and 101,003 are uncollected, while in Kogi State, out of 1,932,654 registered voters, 1,833,160 have collected their PVCs and leaving 99,494 uncollected.
“The detailed information has been uploaded to the Commission’s website www.inecnigeria.org.”