The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) distributed 1, 200, 693 Permanent Voter Cards (PVCs) to voters in Ondo as at Aug. 11, an official said on Tuesday.
The Resident Electoral Commissioner in the state, Mr. Olusegun Agbaje, made this known at a press conference in Akure ahead of the governorship election in the state. The governorship election is scheduled to hold on Nov. 26. According to Agbaje, 331, 078 PVCs are yet to be collected by their owners as at Aug. 11.
He said that a total of 1, 531, 771 PVCs were received in the state before the 2016 Continuous Voter Registration. Agbaje congratulated the political parties to participate in the election for the successful completion of their primary elections.
He advised politicians to have violence-free campaigns ahead of the poll.
“It is my belief that a peaceful campaign is a likely harbinger to conduct of a peaceful election,” he said. Agbaje said that INEC had a good relationship with all political parties in the state.