INEC Kicks Off Distribution of Unclaimed PVCs

September 22, 2016

INEC officials

By Ebitonye Akpodigha

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has directed its states’ offices nationwide to begin the distribution of uncollected Permanent Voters Cards (PVCs) to their owners.

Deputy Director of Voter Education and Publicity of INEC, Mr Nick Dazang, made this known to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja on Wednesday.

According to Mr Dazang, the directive was part of efforts by the commission to ensure that uncollected PVCs were distributed to the registered voters.

He said, “It will be recalled that after the 2015 general election, we had over 12 million uncollected PVCs.

“What the commission did was to direct all states of the federation, including the FCT to strategise ways of distributing the uncollected PVCs that are with them.

“It is an ongoing exercise.”

He, however, said that there was no deadline attached to the directive, adding that it was left for each state to decide on the modality for the distribution.

INEC had in June, 2016, admitted that it had over 12 million PVCs yet to be collected by registered voters across the country.

It had assured that plans would be made to fully distribute the cards before the end of the year

Dipo Olowookere

Dipo Olowookere is a journalist based in Nigeria that has passion for reporting business news stories. At his leisure time, he watches football and supports 3SC of Ibadan.

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