The federal government statuary body with the constitutional power to manage elections in Nigeria, Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) s aide that it has registered at least 118,525 people in the ongoing Continuous Voter Registration (CVR) in Katsina State.
This was stated by the Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) in the state, Alhaji Jibril Zarewa who disclosed it to newsmen yesterday, Sunday in Katsina, Katsina State. Also, Zarewa furthermore gives update that 74,894 of the voters registered were males, while 43,631 were females.
The commissioner also said that all these people were issued with temporary voter cards before they would be given the Permanent Voter Cards (PVC’s) very soon. He said INEC issued 2,800,000 Permanent Voter Cards (PVCs) to the state.
Mr. Zarewa also said that before then at least 2,740,000 PVCs had been distributed to the eligible voters across the state, adding that 60,000 persons had not collected theirs.
“We are suspecting that the 60,000 PVCs yet to be collected may belong to the category of voters who may have been transferred out of the state. “Nonetheless, we ensure that the PVCs arereadily available with us in case their owners turn up anytime,’’ he said.
It could be recalled that the State resident Commissioner had earlier slated February 10th as the date for the Mashi/Dutsi Federal Constituency supplementary rerun election that was annulled by the Federal High Court.