The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has released the voter register to the 14 political parties taking part in the forthcoming Governorship election in Edo state, restating its determination to conduct the poll with strict adherence to the NCDC guidelines on Covid-19.
Details of the document presented to the parties showed that a total of 2,210,534 residents will take part in the election scheduled for September 19.
A breakdown of the figure shows 1,159,325 are men, while 1,052,209 are women. Also, youths between the ages of 18 and 35 make up 50 per cent of voters.
Further findings from the document presented by the INEC National Commissioner supervising Edo, Bayelsa and Rivers states, May Agbamuche-Mbu on Monday showed that the South Senatorial District has the highest number of registered voters with 1,281,414, the North with 564,122, while the Central Senatorial District has the least with 364,998 voters.
It stated that 483,769 voters failed to collect their PVCs.
The INEC commissioner also pledged the commission’s commitment to ensure the conduct of a credible election in the state.
“I will also use this opportunity to call on the parties to submit names of party agents not later than September 1. I want to urge all stakeholders to cooperate with the commission to ensure that the Edo State Governorship Election 2020 is free, fair, credible and violent-free,” she added.