We’re 85 Percent Ready For Elections, Says Osun Rec

INEC-VOTE5-300x275The Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC), Osun State, Adekunle Ogunmola, has disclosed that the commission has attained 85 per cent preparation for the conduct of the general elections.

Fielding questions from newsmen at an interactive programme anchored by the Osun State chapter of Association of Veteran Journalists, he said the postponement of the poll has afforded many people chance to collect their Permanent Voter Cards (PVC).

He explained that the postponement has also guaranteed the safety of ad hoc staff already recruited by the commission, adding that the security operatives would have prepared adequately for the safety of the entire nation.

Ogunmola, who said the postponement has afforded many voters opportunity to collect their PVCs, remarked that over 70 per cent have now collected their PVCs against 67 per cent collection before the postponement.

The REC also said 3.5 million people have now collected their PVCs in Lagos, as against 2.2 million collections before the shift.