Four Million Registered Voters To Partake In Ondo, Edo Governorship Elections


Over four million registered voters will be participating in the Ondo and Edo governorship elections later this year.

According to data released by the Independent National Electoral Commission, 4,032,880 registered voters are expected to exercise their franchise in the gubernatorial elections.

In a breakdown of the registered voters, Edo State has 2,210,534 while Ondo State has 1,822,346. 



In a further breakdown, both states have 18 local governments each with Edo having 2,627 polling units while Ondo has 3,009 polling units.

INEC said it would require not less than 20,974 and 17,913 staff respectively to oversee the governorship election in Edo and Ondo states.

The commission had fixed September 19 for the governorship election in Edo State and October 10 for the exercise in Ondo.

The electoral commission would also be conducting some bye-elections to fill vacant seats at the National and state Assembly.

They include Bayelsa Central Senatorial District, Bayelsa West Senatorial District, Imo North Senatorial District, Plateau South Senatorial District, Cross River North Senatorial District, Nganzai State Constituency, Borno; Bayo State Constituency, Borno; Nasarawa Central State Constituency, Nasarawa; Bakori State Constituency, Katsina.



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