The independent national electoral commission, INEC says the voters register deployed for the last general election will be used for Akure North Akure South federal constituency bye election holding 26th of this month

The resident electoral commissioner in ondo state, Ambassador Rufus Akeju made this known while briefing newsmen in Akure

Dr Akeju explained that those who just got enrolled from June last year had not been aggregated

The electoral commissioner hinted that the old permanent voters card had not expired and would be used for the bye-election taking place between half past eight in the morning and half past two in the afternoon

Dr Akeju also noted that biometric voters authentication system, BVAS would be deployed for the exercise due to its dual role of accreditation and results transmission and to guard against identity theft by unscrupulous voters

Expressing INEC determination to ensure free, fair, credible, conclusively acceptable and successful bye election, Dr Akeju enjoined parties leadership to also make the exercise rancour free

Three hundred and sixty-five thousand and eighty-eight registered voters are expected to vote at the four hundred and eight polling units where seven party candidates will be vying to replace the late House of Representatives member, Hon Ifedayo Omolafe, Expensive, whose seat became vacant on August fifteen last year following his sudden demise.


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