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INEC distributes millions of PVC's in Niger

2015-02-03 16:32
Supporters rides in a campaign bus of Nigeria's leading opposition All Progressive Congress (APC) presidential candidate Mohammadu Buhari and his unning mate Yemi Osinbajo in Lagos on January 24, 2015. Unknown gunmen stormed and bombed the site of a  ~  PIUS UTOMI EKPEI

Minna - The Independent National Electoral Commission in Niger on Tuesday said it had distributed more than 1.4 million out of the 2.1 million Permanent Voters Cards (PVC) meant for registered voters in the state.

INEC’s spokesman in the state, Alhaji Mohammad Wase, made this known in Minna.

Wase said that 34, 000 PVCs were distributed to the electorate in Suleja on Monday, adding that 24, 000 more would be distributed to complete the needed number of cards for registered voters in the area.

Also read: INEC distributes thousands of PVC in Ogun

He said that the commission would ensure that the remaining 700, 000 PVC's for the state was shared before the end of the exercise next week.

''We are having large turnout from people and our staff are ready and fully mobilized to attend to people at all times. We shall continue with the distribution until the last day of the exercise,'' he said.

NAN reports that the state government has declared Thursday and Friday work-free days to allow registered voters, especially workers, who had not collected their PVCs to do so.

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