The Ogun State Governor, Senator Ibikunle Amosun has decried the situation whereby only 28 percent of registered voters in the state have so far collected their Permanent Voters Card (PVC).
Amosun, who described the trend as worrisome, was speaking at an extended State Executive Council meeting Wednesday, adding that densely populated areas of the state, like Ifo, Ota, Sagamu, Ibafo and Obafemi Owode were not given the expected priority by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).
The governor said this is capable of disenfranchising eligible voters from carrying out their civic responsibility, lamenting what he called “the total non-availability of any voters card for eligible voters at Imeko-Afon.”
“In fact, as it is now, we would have to speak to INEC to know if fresh registration would be conducted for people of Imeko-Afon,” he said.
Amosun also called on INEC to be more proactive in its approach towards the voters registration exercise to ensure it delivers its promise of ensuring the electoral mandate of the people are not violated.
He also charged the State Executive Council members to sensitize the people on the need to register and obtain their PVCs as a veritable tool to appropriating their electoral mandate.