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INEC distributes more PVC's in Plateau

2015-02-06 22:30
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

Jos - The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Plateau, has started the distribution of more Permanent Voter Cards (PVCs), especially for those who registered in November 2014 in the state.

The commission's Head, Voter Education and Publicity in Plateau, Mr Imahiyereobo Osaretin, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Jos, that the distribution began on Wednesday.

Osaretin explained that the PVCs were for those who registered in November 2014, while those who registered in 2011 and were yet to collect theirs, could also collect their cards.

"We have collected over 1. 3 million PVCs from our headquarters for those, who registered in 2011 and we have so far distributed more than 1.2 million out of the number brought to us, which represents 88.3 per cent.

"No fewer than 643,241 PVCs have again arrived from our headquarters solely for those who registered in 2014, and we have started distribution immediately,’’ he said.

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He said that prospective voters, who registered in 2011 and had yet to collect their PVCs, should return to their registration centres as the newly arrived PVCs also had some of the missing ones.

Osaretin, however, lamented the apathy in the collection of PVCs by the electorate as most PVCs were there at the collection centres and no one was coming for them.

"For example, there is a registration centre at Jos North Local Government, where we understood that most of those who registered there were University of Jos students, most of who have graduated by now.

"More than 90 per cent of them have not come to claim their cards and this development poses a serious challenge to us,’’ he said.

He called on residents of the state to come out and collect their PVCs as no one would be allowed to vote without the PVCs. 

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