The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC in Oyo state said it had created 1,607 new polling units across the state to ease the process.
The commission’s Head of Publicity in the state, Mr Olayiwola Awolowo, stated this on Thursday while explaining the causes of the discrepancy in registered voters and number of Permanent Voter Cards in Oyo State to PUNCH correspondent.
On the discrepancy, The PUNCH gathered that the ‘number of Permanent Voter Cards in Oyo State is 28,539 higher than the number of registered voters in the state’.
Quoting INEC record, the medium explained that the number showed that 2,176,352 PVCs had been collected.
“While the aggregate of available PVCs is 2,962,646, the number of registered voters stands at 2,934,107.”
But the electoral umpire spokesperson said the reason was because some of the owners of the uncollected PVCs are dead, while others had transferred their details to their new locations.
Voters in Oyo state will on Saturday vote for their respective candidates between the incumbent President Muhammadu Buhari, opposition Atiku Abubakar and other candidates.
Also, the electorates will pick candidates for the National Assembly race.
Credit: The Punch