Ahead of the 2019 general election, the Independent National Electoral Commission, in Delta State, has revealed that 465,317 permanent voter cards, are yet to be collected in the state.
The acting chairman of INEC in the state, Mr Felix Enabor, while speaking with journalist stated that the unclaimed PVCs had been a source of worry to the commission.
He further stated that the forth coming election in the state will involve 49 political parties.
“We at the Commission hereby assure all contestants of our neutrality and we promise that it will be level playing field. INEC will give enabling environment for all the contestants to prove who they are.”
While speaking on the collection of PVCs, he revealed that the statistics for the collection has not been encouraging in Delta State.
He took the opportunity to call on those who have not collected their PVCs to do so before the elections to enable them exercise their right by voting for their preferred candidates.
Harping on the need for peace during the elections, the INEC official reassured political parties in the state of the commission’s readiness to create a level playground before, during and after the elections.
He said, “INEC has a total number of 2,823,161 persons registered by the commission in the state,” adding that their PVCs were long printed.
Enabor called on the electorate to abide by the rules of voting to avoid problems that may jeopardise the contestants’ chances.