2.37 million voters to have access to voting during the November 16 governorship election in Bayelsa and Kogi states

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The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has said a total of 2.37 million voters will have access to voting during the November 16 governorship election in Bayelsa and Kogi states.

The Chairman of INEC, Professor Mahmood Yakubu, who disclosed this recently, while briefing the Senator Kabiru Gaya-led Senate Committee on INEC on the Commission’s preparations for the Bayelsa and Kogi governorship elections, in Abuja, also said a total of 25,813 ad-hoc staff would be engaged for the task in both states.

Professor Yakubu, who was in the company of National Commissioners of the Commission, also revealed that voting would take place in 2,244 polling units across Bayelsa’s 105 electoral wards in its eight council areas, just as it will be taking place in 3,508 polling units across Kogi’s 239 wards in its 21 council areas.

Giving a breakdown of the number of eligible voters in both states, the INEC Chairman explained that though a total of 2,569,432 persons got registered in both states (923,182 for Bayelsa and 1,646,250 for Kogi) eligible voters on Election Day would be just 2,375,136, as that is the figure of the PVC already collected.