Ekiti govt approves driver’s licence, national ID card for voting

The Ekiti State government has said voters without the permanent voter’s cards can vote in the coming local government elections if they have other valid means of identification.

Such other means of identification include a driver’s license or the national identity card, it said.

The government said this would enable those who had registered with the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) but had lost their voter’s cards to vote in the December 7 local government elections in the state.

However, the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has rejected the idea, saying it contravenes the Constitution and the Electoral Act.

The Commissioner for Information, Muyiwa Olumilua, said on Thursday in Ado Ekiti that residents without voter’s cards would be allowed to vote…

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