Niger State has 39,000 PVCs ready for distribution.
This was disclosed by the outgoing resident electoral commissioner (REC) in charge of the state, Prof Sam Egu saying the commission has approved a window for those with pending cases during the voters registration exercise to conclude their registration.
Egwu made the disclosure when he handed over to Alhaji Yakubu Dukku, the administrative secretary in a brief ceremony in Minna, Niger State capital.
“While physical appearance of new registrants or transfers have been stopped, there are pending approvals for people already on the processes awaiting different levels of approvals. Plans are on by the commission on how to reach out to the owners in their respective local government areas.” Egu said.
The outgoing REC said the commission has registered over 385,854 people during the concluded voters registration exercise, and created about 4,950 polling units across the 25 Local government areas of the state.
“INEC has created additional polling units in addition to the existing poling units across the state, basically to ensure every polling units do not have less than 50 voters during elections, and to make sure there are no zero polling units,” he declared.
He however said that one of the major challenges ahead of the commission in Niger State before the general election is to educate people on the locations of new polling units before and during elections.
Egwu commended political parties in the state on the just -concluded primary elections, pointing out that 19 disputes have been reported by aggrieved contestants, of which four of the cases have been withdrawn, while 15 are awaiting trials.