The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Bayelsa on Monday said it would commence the display of voters’ register of about 1, 036, 442 registered persons in various polling units in the state.
Dr Cyril Omoregbe, Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) in the state, disclosed this in Yenagoa at a one-day meeting with Stakeholders.
The stakeholders include: the Nigerian Air Force, Police, Army, Civil Defence, Civil Society Groups, Traditional Leaders, and the media.
Omoregbe, who was represented by Mr Lebari Nduh, INEC Administrative Secretary in the state, noted that Bayelsa had a total of 1, 804 units located in various communities.
He said that the display of the Voter roll which would hold from Nov. 6 to Nov.12, was aimed at correcting any form of mistakes that might have occurred during the registration processes.
The REC explained further that the mistakes could include double appearance of name or wrong spelling of names, mixing up of voter’s status (male/female) missing names, and removal of names of dead people.
On distribution of Permanent Voter Cards (PVCs), Omoregbe said the Commission had decentralised the exercise at ward level as part of efforts to enable eligible voters to vote and be voted for during the 2019 general elections.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the commission had earlier disclosed that it had over 23,095 uncollected PVCs from the ones they registered before 2015 elections.
‘’Out of the 103,871 we registered in May, we have distributed 48,998 PVCs and 55,873 yet to be collected,’’ he said.
The REC, however, called for the collaboration of all stakeholders in the eight local government areas of the state in the efforts to achieve free and fair elections in 2019.
Mr Ebere Onyeagoro, the Commissioner of Police in the state, assured INEC of total support and urged politicians and the electorate to eschew violence during and after the general elections.
Onyeagoro, who was represented by SP James Anego, said being law abiding during the electioneering processes would go a long in achieving a peaceful poll across the country, especially in Bayelsa. (NAN)