As the people of Edo decide their number one citizen on Saturday, September 19th, 2020, 483,796 eligible voters would not be able to vote in the state's Governorship election because they did not collect their Permanent Voter Cards (PVCs).
This was contained in a document of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) titled “Delimitation of Edo State”.
The state has 18 Local Government Areas, with 192 wards and 2,627 polling units.
A further breakdown of the registered voters’ figure showed that the make account for 1,159,325 (52 per cent) while the 1,051,209 are females (48 per cent).
Similarly, from the total registered voters, Youths (18-35 years) account for 50 per cent (1,105,338); Middle Aged (36 – 50 years) account for 29.1 percent (643,551); Elderly (51 – 70 years) has 15.99 percent (353,508); with the old (70+ years) account for 4. 89 percent (108,137).
Further distribution of registered voters in the three senatorial districts of the state showed Edo-South has the highest figure of 1,281,414 with the North and Central senatorial districts having 564,122 and 364,998 respectively.
All sensitive materials for the Edo State Governorship Election scheduled have left the custody of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) in Benin City for the various Local Government Areas, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), had said.
The commission also announced that it would use both members of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) and ad hoc staff of tertiary institutions in the Ondo State governorship election scheduled for October 10, 2020.
INEC National Commissioner and Chairman (Information and Voter Education Committee), Festus Okoye, said these in a statement on Thursday after its meeting to review preparations for the Edo and Ondo States governorship elections as well as all outstanding bye-elections.