By Mary Agidi
As the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC displayed the Preliminary Register of Voters in all the polling units across Ondo State, voters have been charged to maintain peace and order during the exercise.
The Resident Electoral Commissioner, REC, Dr. Rufus Akeju who gave the charge during a Press conference in Akure noted that the exercise which is in line with the provision of section 19 of the Electoral Act 2012(as amended) is to afford the electorate the opportunity to inspect and raise claims and objections to the register.
He charged voters to visit their polling units and check if there is any misrepresentation of their identity.
According to him, the exercise will last for seven days, while the hearing of claims and objections will be on the last two days of the exercise.
The REC noted that Revision Officers (REVO) will be available at the Registration Area Collation Centres to listen to the complains of people in respect to the register and explain procedures of the hearing to the Claimant and the Objector.
He also enjoined voters to call the attention of INEC to any inclusion of dead person’s name on the register.
On those who are yet to collect their Permanent Voter’s Card (PVC), Akeju disclosed that the cards are now available at the Registration Area Collation Centres for collection.
He, however, urged members of the public to maintain peace and orderliness during the period of the exercise, noting that security agents will be on ground to monitor the process.