Supporters ride in a campaign bus of leading opposition All Progressive Congress (APC) presidential candidate Mohammadu Buhari and his running mate Yemi Osinbajo as they drive past a campaign poster of Nigerian President and candidate to his re-elect ~ PIUS UTOMI EKPEI
Abuja - The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has further extended the deadline for collection of Permanent Voter Cards (PVCs) until March 8, 2015.
This is contained in a statement signed by the Secretary to the Commission, Augusta Ogakwu in Abuja on Monday.
The statement quoted Ogakwu as saying the four weeks extension of the deadline followed the rescheduling of the 2015 general elections.
She stated that “the collection of the cards will continue for four more weeks until March 8, 2015.“
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“The Commission expresses hope that the extension will finally avail every registered voter, yet to collect his/her PVC, the opportunity to do so in readiness for the general elections.”
The media recalls that INEC had on February 1 extended the deadline for collection of PVCs to February 8, 2015 following the earlier deadline of January 31, 2015.
INEC had also on Saturday, February 7, rescheduled the 2015 general elections by six weeks citing security concerns.
The Commission rescheduled the Presidential and National Assembly elections from February 14 to March 28, and Governorship and state Houses of Assembly polls from February 28 to April 11.