Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, Kano on Tuesday said that over 5 million voters would be eligible to cast their ballots, during the 2019 General Elections.
The commission in a statement signed by its spokesman , Alhaji Garba Lawal Muhammad said, during the recently concluded , Continuous Voters Registration (CVR) “540, 792” newly registered voters were captured, in Kano.
“The results of the successful conduct of the Continuous Voters Registration(CVR) and Distribution of the Permanent Voters Card,(PVC) is as follows, total CVR 540, 792, total transfer 11,504, PVC collected 56, 405, total of uncollected PVC’s 517, 927.”
Garba stated that, the concluded exercise also recorded 46, 258, cases that comprises of loss of voters card, defaced cards and applicants, who had approached the commission for corrections to be carried out on their voters cards.
He further said “Total number of voters in Kano, including the 2015 registered voters = 5,535,703. This figure may change, after consolidation of data and AFIS.”
According to him, security agencies played an apparent role that ensures the hitch free PVC collection and CVR exercise in the state.
Garba assured the people of Kano, that the commission is committed toward the conduct of free, fair and credible elections.
“we also want to call on all those who registered in 2011,2014, and 2017 and have not collected their PVC, to visit INEC Local Government Offices statewide to collect their PVC.” Garba stated.
According to him, residents who were captured during the 2018 registration exercise would be issued with their Permanent Voters Cards, PVC, prior to the staging of the 2019 General Elections.