The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Ondo state, said that over 1,659,000 eligible voters will participate in the election to determine the fate of about 28 candidates participating in the Ondo State governorship election.
The National Electoral Commissioner, Publicity and Voters Education, Solomon Shoyebi, who stated this in Akure, the state capital, during the release of voter register to political parties participating in the election, noted that 80 per cent of the voters were between the ages of 18 and 50.
The State Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) Olusegun Agbaje, while speaking, said there were reports that some politicians were planning to clone the PVC to perpetrate rigging during the election.
Agbaje, who warned against such act said the cloned cards would be detected by the card readers that would be deployed by INEC for the election, which would attract severe punishment.
He said: “We hear people are cloning cards to cheat during the election, cloned cards will not work. the card readers will detect the cloned cards.”
The INEC boss advised voters not to allow anybody to use their card to perpetrate electoral fraud.