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INEC distributespermanent voter cards in Ekiti

The state government had earlier declared yesterday a public holiday to enable civil servants participate in the exercise which will terminate on Sunday.Weekly Trust observed…

The state government had earlier declared yesterday a public holiday to enable civil servants participate in the exercise which will terminate on Sunday.
Weekly Trust observed at somepolling units in Ado Ekiti and environs that prospective voters were checking out their names on INEC’s register displayed at conspicuous places.
While some centers recorded long queues, others had low turnout.
Governor KayodeFayemi, who collected his card at Ogilolo ward 009, at his Isan Ekiti country-home, expressed satisfaction at the level of turnout of the people on the first day of the exercise.
Fayemi, who arrived the centreat 1.20pm, accompanied by his wife, Bisi, went straight to the wall where the register was pasted to identify his name and photograph after which his card was released to him.
In an interview with journalists, Fayemi said feelers from the field indicated that all the 2,195 polling units were busy.
He added that: “I think from the preliminary reports all the polling units are being attended to. I appeal to the people to go out and collect their voter cards. We only have three days for the exercise.”
The governor said the large turnout at the various distribution centers indicated that Ekiti people were desirous of exercising their civic responsibility.
Weekly Trust however, observed that the current fuel scarcity in the state constituted a major hindrance to the exercise, as many residents could not travel out of Ado, the state capital to collect their cards where they registered.

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