Edo governorship polls taking place today, September 12, 2020 is expected to garner votes from not less than 1.72 million persons, while 483,796 eligible voters will not participate. This is contained in a document obtained from the Independent National Electoral Commission titled, ‘Delimitation of Edo State’.
The document revealed that the identified ineligible voters in Edo failed to collect their Permanent Voter Cards, showing further that as of August 2018 there were 2,210,534 registered voters in the state. However, only 1,726,738 collected their PVCs.
It also indicated that the election would hold in 18 Local Government Areas, 192 Wards, and 2,627 polling units.
A further breakdown of the registered voters shows that male accounts for 1,159,325 (representing 52 per cent), while 1,051,209 (48 percent) are female.
Similarly, from the total registered voters, the youth (18 – 35 years) account for 50 per cent (1,105,338); Middle Aged (36 – 50 years), 29.1 per cent (643,551); and Elderly (51 – 70 years) has 15.99 per cent (353,508).
Eligible voters classified as the Old (70 years and above) account for 4.89 per cent (108,137).
According to the number of collected PVCs, Oredo zone has 240,197; Ikpoba-Okha, 214,882; Egor, 158,817; Etsako West, 128,188 and Akoko Edo, 115,343.
Further distribution of registered voters in the three senatorial districts of the state shows that Edo South has the highest figure of 1,281,414; the North with 564,122; and Central senatorial district has 364,998.
Edo South has seven council areas, the North has six, while Central has five Local Government Areas.