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245 PVC distribution centres opened in Lagos

2015-01-13 15:42
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Lagos - Electoral Officers,(Eos) in Lagos State have been directed by the Independent National Electoral Commission(INEC) to move to 245 Registration Areas across the state in order to distribute Permanent Voter Cards, PVCs.

The Public Relations Officer of INEC in the state, Femi Akinbiyi, disclosed this on Monday in Lagos, saying that Akin Orebiyi the new Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC),directed the officers to see that eligible voters who are yet to collect their PVCs are able to receive them at their wards.

“The REC has directed the EOs to move the cards closer to the people after consultation with the relevant stakeholders in the local governments.

He noted, “Even in the riverine areas, our staff will be staying with the communities for the distribution“

Also read: INEC displays list of 15 governorship candidates in Lagos

Akinbiyi urged Lagosians to collect their voter’s cards at the designated centres across the state. He also claimed that a lot of cards produced were awaiting collection at various centres and it is expected that the PVCs should be collected on or before 31 of this month.

According to the Commission, Permanent Voters Cards, that are ready, can be picked up in 19 centres in Lagos Island Local Government Area, 10 in Kosofe, 10 in Ikeja, 11 in Ifako-Ijaiye and 19 in Epe.

Also, 11centres in Ibeju-Lekki, 10 in Eti-Osa, 11 in Badagry, 10 in Apapa, 11 in Amuwo-Odofin, 11 in Alimosho, 11 in Ajeromi-Ifelodun, 11 in Agege and 12 in Somolu have been designated for the distribution of PVCs.

Furthermore, PVCs can be collected in Ojo,Ikorodu, Surulere, Lagos Mainland, and Mushin, the Commission disclosed.

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