Since the election’s start in September 2022, Dr. Hale Gabriel Longpet, the Kogi State Resident Electoral Commissioner, has bemoaned the scant PVC collection.
The Resident Electoral Commissioner lamented that the state’s residents had not complied with INEC’s request for them to pick up their PVCs during a first press conference in Lokoja.
The PVCs for those who registered between June 28 and July 31 will be ready in November, he said, but the Commission is working very hard to streamline the PVC collection procedure and make sure that Nigerians have a positive experience when they go to pick up their cards.
He stated that there are 1,939,365 registered voters in the state as a whole and added that the Commission is collaborating with key stakeholders to successfully conduct and guarantee a trouble-free and credible general election in 2023.
The REC stated that at the national, zonal, state, and local government levels, training of individuals who would be handling some of the newly adopted technical gadgets that have been introduced through the electoral act 2022 is ongoing.
The election day electronic transmission of results to the INEC result viewing portal in real time and the implementation of the Bimodal Voter Accreditation System for voter accreditation were also stressed by the commissioner.
The Commission stated that it will display the additional voter register in all of Kogi State’s wards and local government areas over the course of the next several days.