The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has announced that it had registered over five million eligible voters in Kano State for the 2019 general elections.
In a statement today, Tuesday, the Commission’s spokesman, Alhaji Garba Lawal Muhammad said that 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 said 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.
“The total number of voters in Kano, including the 2015 registered voters stands at 5,535,703. This figure may change, after consolidation of data and AFIS.”
He said that 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.”
He said that 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.