The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) yesterday issued the Notice of Election for the July 14 governorship poll in Ekiti State, with the warning to stakeholders to abide by the schedule of the poll. Speaking with journalists about the development, the state Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC), Professor Abdul Ganiyu Raji, said the notice was in accordance with the section 30 of the 2010 Electoral Act as amended. Raji who noted that the notice came about 90 days to the election, urged the people of the state who are yet to collect their Permanent Voter’s Cards (PVC) to do so. He disclosed that over 513,000 PVCs have been collected as at March, 2018, while about 221, 000 PVCs were yet to be claimed by their owners.
According to him, the figure includes the unclaimed PVC after the last general elections held in 2015. The INEC boss said the electioneering campaign by the political parties for the election would start in the state April 15, 2018 while the governorship election would be held on July 14, 2018. He further stated that training of INEC and ad-hoc staffs including the members of the NYSC for the purpose of the election will commence in two weeks. He called on the political parties to submit the lists of their party agents at the stipulated date, saying any political party that fails to do so would not have party agent for the election. According to him, security agencies would continue to monitor