A ballot box filled with ballot is pictured before being counted by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) at a polling station in Yenagoa in Bayelsa State ~ PIUS UTOMI EKPEI
Lagos - The All Progressives Congress (APC) and the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) have called on the federal government to declare a three-day public holiday to give working Nigerians the opportunity to collect their Permanent Voters Cards (PVCs), reports Punch.
They also urged the government to work in tandem with the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to ensure that the PVCs are distributed at the polling units.
Lai Mohammed, APC’s National Publicity Secretary,noted that if these are taken by the government, the issue of distribution and collection of PVS would be solved within five days.Also read: No delay needed for Nigerian election - INEC
Augustine Alegeh, National Chairman of NBA,stated that the postponement of the elections is not the reasonable solution to resolve the difficulties associated with collection of PVCs.
He urged the government to give the electoral body all the support and resources it requires to organise successful polls.
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