1.3m voters to participate in Kogi governorship poll

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Lokoja  – The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has confirmed that 1,397, 786 voters will participate in the governorship election holding in Kogi on Nov. 21.

Mr Daniel Kure, the Director, Voter Education and Publicity, INEC, disclosed this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lokoja on Friday.

He said that the number included the 47, 389 voters newly registered during the continuous voter registration held in September.

Kure said that the distribution of permanent voter cards to the newly registered voters will commence on Nov. 9 and end on Nov. 20.

The Director told NAN that old registrants, who are yet to collect their voter cards, should come out and collect them.

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He said that only voters with permanent voter card will be allowed to vote on the election day, adding that card reader machine will also be deployed for the election. (NAN)