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
Calabar - Cross River Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) Sylvester Ezeani has warned the electorate against selling their Permanent Voter Cards (PVC) for the purpose of making quick money.
He gave the warning on Thursday in Calabar during an interactive forum with newsmen.
He said the Commission would not hesitate to arrest and hand over to security agencies anyone caught selling his or her PVC for the sake of money.
He urged people to use their PVC's to vote for candidates of their choice in the forthcoming general elections, rather than selling it.
He added that "the PVCs are not materials or marketable products meant to be bought and sold in the market by any individual.
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"Nigerians should desist from selling their PVC’s. The cards are meant for voting and not for sale.
"So far, we have distributed 82 per cent of PVCs in the state.
"Out of the 18 local government areas in the state, Yakurr and Bekwarra have the highest percentage of collection, while Bakassi is the least."
The REC urged voters who were yet to collect their PVCs to do, adding that it was the only tool that would be used in voting on the election days of March 28 and April 11.