INEC Officials That Engage In Illegal Activities Will Be Dealt With – Olusegun Agbaje
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has said 428,446 Permanent Voter Cards (PVCs) have not been received in Osun, ahead of the 2019 general elections.
Olusegun Agbaje, the Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) in the state, revealed this in a recent interview.
He said the commission received 1,681,930 PVCs from the national headquarters and gave out 1,253,484 as at Jan. 8.
He also said collection of PVCs at the INEC local government area offices across the state was ongoing.
The commissioner noted that all plans were in place to take the PVCs to Registration Areas (RAs) for ease of collection by their owners.
Agbaje said that smart card readers would be used for accreditation during the upcoming election.
He urged registered voters to come out in their numbers with their PVCs to vote for candidates of their choice on election days.
He did not forget to mention that INEC and ad-hoc staff would be trained for the conduct of the election, adding that anyone caught or seen engaging illegal activities during the election would be throughly dealt with.
Agbaje urged political party leaders, contestants and their followers to do away with acts that could hinder the smooth conduct of elections.