At the end of the first phase of continuous voters registration exercise, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) announced Wednesday that it had registered 62,618 new voters in Iyo state between April 27 to July 20, 2017.
The acting Administrative Secretary of INEC in the state Mr Surajudeen Junaid, who disclosed this to Newsmen on Wednesday in Ibadan said the figure comprised of 33,720 males and 28,898 females
Junaid also disclosed that the commission received 2,626 applications for replacement of lost or defaced Permanent Voter Cards (PVCs) during the exercise.
He said “during the first phase of the exercise between April 27 and July 20, a total of 3,679 registered voters approached the commission for transfer of PVCs from their former locations to the current ones. Also, we distributed 2,905 PVCs to the owners during the period under review”.
The commission appealed to Nigerians, who have attained voting age, to visit designated centres in their respective local governments to register.
The acting secretary used the occasion to plead with politicians in the state to play the game of politics according to the laydown rules and advised them to sustain the peaceful atmosphere being enjoyed
in the state.