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INEC Worried Over Voter Apathy During Polls In Ogun State

Independent national electoral commission (INEC) says it is worried over the low participation of registered voters in Ogun state during elections.

The commission notes that the level of participation of voters in electoral process has continued to drop in each polls conducted in the state.

The new INEC resident electoral commissioner in Ogun state, Niyi Ijalaye, expressed his concern over voters’ apathy in the state, at his maiden meeting with leaders of political parties and media in Abeokuta.

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He was impressed with the new 85,600 voters registered in the state as at March 21 this year, against 22,157 in November 2021.

Ijalaiye, however, said political parties still need to further mobilize their supporters and others to participate in the ongoing continuous voter registration in the state.

The resident electoral commissioner said that 651,551 permanent voter card (PVC) are yet to be collected in the state INEC office out of one million, 126 thousand and 247 it printed between 2011 and 2015.

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