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Osun 2018: 411, 438 PVCs have not been collected – INEC

The new Resident Electoral Commissioner in Osun State, Mr. Olusegun Agbaje on Thursday said out of 1, 407, 235 registered voters, a total of 411, 438 Permanent Voter Cards are yet to be collected.

Agbaje disclosed this at a press conference in Osogbo, to sensitise the public on the modality of the September 22 gubernatorial election.

He said notice of election has been slated for June 23, while commencement of public campaign by political parties has been pencilled down to June 24.

He added that party primaries and resolution of of disputes arising from the primaries would be between June 24 and July 23.

Agbaje reiterated the resolve of the commission to conduct free and fair election in the state, that is even as he revealed that August 22 would be the last day for the submission of nomination forms by political parties while campaigns would end on September 20.

He, however, sought for supports from major stakeholders, especially in the quest of conducting credible and acceptable election.

“We have the mandate to provide a level playing ground for all players and we expect in return the cooperation of all stakeholders.

“To the press, we expect you to join hands with the commission to maintain equity and justice before, during and after the process.

“On our part, we promise to operate an open door policy and ensure the entrenchment of all the core values and standards of INEC with zero tolerance for electoral fraud,” he said.

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