By Timothy Agbor, Osogbo
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Saturday, 11th July, 2014 revealed that Osun State has the lowest figure of double registration based on the statistical analyses gathered ahead of the governorship election in the state slated for August 9th, this year.
According to the electoral body’s Director of Information and Communication Technology (ICT), Engineer Chidi Nwafor during a stakeholders’ meeting organized in collaboration with International Foundation for Electoral System (IFES) and held in Osogbo, the state capital, 2,459 multiple registration were recorded in the state representing 2.7 percent of all the total voters recorded in the state.
Nwafor also disclosed that women are the highest registered voters in the state, adding that the registration of civil servants were also low.
Displaying Permanent Voters’ Cards (PVCs) of some voters and even candidates, Nwafor assured that the August 9 governorship election in the state will be free and credible.
The Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) of INEC in the state, Mr. Olusegun Agbaje, promised to give all political parties level playing ground to participate before and during the poll.
Agbaje while presenting Certified True Copy voter’s register to the political parties noted that the commission has resolved to distribute the remaining PVC on July 26 and 27, 2014.
He however urged politicians to shun do or die politics promising “there will not be malpractices on the part of INEC.”