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
Kano - The Independent National Electoral
Commission (INEC) in Kano State on Wednesday said it had distributed 3,731,775
permanent Voter Cards (PVCs), representing 75 per cent of the cards delivered
to the state.
Alhaji Abdullahi Minkaila, the Resident Electoral
Commissioner in the state, disclosed this in an interview with the News Agency
of Nigeria (NAN) in Kano.
He said the commission had registered 4,975,701 voters in
the state, adding that the turnout of people, especially women was impressive.
"The number of women the turned out to collect their PVCs
is encouraging," he said.
He called on residents to encourage their wives and
daughters to collect the cards before the March 8 deadline.
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"With the extension of time for the distribution, the
commission is expected to record higher number of collection before the
deadline," he said.
The commissioner attributed the improvement recorded in the
exercise to hardwork of stakeholders, especially the traditional rulers.
"With the improvement in sensitisation programmes and
publicity, the collection rate will also increase before March 8 deadline," he
He said the commission had received non sensitive materials
for the conduct of the exercise, adding INEC had distributed the materials to
its offices in the local government areas of the state," he said.