INEC Announces Start Date and Deadline for PVC Collection.

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) said it would degenerate Permanent Voter-Cards (PVCs) accumulation to Registration Areas and Wards across the nation , from Jan. 16. 

The commission said in an announcement by Mr Festus Okoye, National Commissioner and Chairman, Information and Voter Education Committee, on Friday, in Abuja, that the due date for collection of PVCs was Feb. 8.The announcement said that choice on the issue was taken at the commission's week by week meeting held on Thursday in Abuja. 

It reviewed that INEC did Continuous Voter Registration (CVR) between April 27, 2017 and Aug. 31, 2018 amid which an aggregate of 14, 281,734 new voters were enrolled. 

It expressed that along these lines, the commission printed the PVCs of the new registrants and conveyed them to the states. 

It stated, "“Collection of PVCs by the public which is being done presently at the Commission’s Local Government offices is to be devolved to the 8,809 Registration Areas/Wards from Jan. 16 to Jan. 21 (including Saturday and Sunday).

“After Jan. 21 collection of PVCs will revert to the Commission’s Local Government Offices and other designated centres to be determined by the states until Feb. 8, being the last day for collection.

“There will be no extension for the collection of PVCs after Feb.8. All uncollected PVCs will be retrieved and kept in a secured place until the general elections are over

“There shall be no collection of PVCs by proxy.” The commission said that in the spirit of transparency, it would give account of the number of PVCs collected and the balance from previous registrations.

INEC Announces Start Date and Deadline for PVC Collection. INEC Announces Start Date and Deadline for PVC Collection. Reviewed by Kola Oyewole on January 12, 2019 Rating: 5


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