- Over 184,377 permanent voters cards are awaiting collection in Adamawa state
- The disclosure was made on Wednesday, February 13, by the Independent National Electoral Commission
- The commission says a total of 1,788,706 has been collected for the 2019 general elections, out of the total registered voters of 1,973,083
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Adamawa on Wednesday, February 13, said over 184,377 permanent voters cards awaited collection in the state.
Kasim Gaidam, the resident electoral commissioner in the state, disclosed this during a stakeholders’ meeting in Yola on the final preparation for the 2019 general elections, News Agency of Nigeria reports.
Legit.ng gathers that Gaidam said the aim of the meeting was to reaffirm the commission’s commitment toward free, fair and credible general elections.
He said: “On PVC collection, a total of 1,788,706 has been collected for the 2019 general elections, out of the total registered voters of 1,973,083."
He said the figures were subject to the final figures to be released by the chairman of the commission.
Gaidam said INEC had provided a lot of opportunities for those for who registered to check and collect their PVCs.
The commissioner of police in the state, Muhammed Mukaddas, said the command was ready to provide adequate security during the election.
Mukaddas said that security agencies in the state were committed to peaceful conduct of the election and would display professionalism during the exercise.
The commissioner advised politicians and other residents in the state not to see election as do-or-die affair but a sacrifice to the nation.
Bolade Oluri, the state director, Department of State Services (DSS), described Adamawa as relatively peaceful and assured stakeholders that the election would be conducted in a peaceful atmosphere.
Oluri said: “Outside Madagali Local Government Area, the security challenges are less and all security formations in the state have wonderful synergy to deliver free, fair and successful elections."
Participants in the meeting include representatives of political parties, security agencies and civil organisations among others.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that Otunba Gbenga Daniel declared that the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP)'s presidential candidate, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, had already won the forthcoming February 16 election.
Daniel, who is a former governor of Ogun state and the deputy chairman, PDP Presidential Campaign Council (South), said this in Ijebu Ode, Ogun state.
According to him, some Nigerians he interacted with had confessed that they made a mistake in 2015 by voting for the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).
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