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OYO: CBN has released cash for elections – INEC

THE Oyo state Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Dr Adeniran Rahmon Tella has stated that the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has issued the funds required to offset the payment of ad hoc workers.

He stated this during a press conference with state journalists.

The REC expressed confidence in the commission’s ability to hold a free and fair election throughout the state.

He revealed further that a total of 2,305,903 people are likely to vote in Oyo State’s next general elections adding that eligible voters will cast votes in 6,390 polling units dispersed across the state’s 33 local government areas.

Tella went on to say that a total of 2,305,903 permanent voter cards had been collected, implying a total of 2,305,903 voters.

He stated further that a total of 760,766 registrants had yet to acquire their PVC.

Tella emphasized however the commission’s readiness to hold a free, fair, credible, and acceptable election in 2023.

He urged all eligible voters to turn out in large numbers and vote for the candidates of their choice during the elections, urging stakeholders to work with the commission.

Tella said, “I have the opportunity to tell you the level of our preparedness. The level of our preparedness has reached an advanced state in all stages. This is also an opportunity for us to again to come out and talk to you.

“Total number of polling units 6,390. Registered voters in Oyo state: 3,276,675. CVR update: Total PVCs collected: 2,305,903. Total PVCs uncollected: 760,766.

“As long as you have your PVC, come out to vote during the elections. So, we are trying to put our heads together”.

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