Abuja - The Independent National Electoral
Commission (INEC) has rescheduled the second phase of the distribution of
Permanent Voter Cards (PVCs) and Continuous Voter Registration (CVR) involving
A statement in Abuja signed by Mr Kayode Idowu, the Chief
Press Secretary to Prof. Attahiru Jega, the INEC Chairman, said the exercise
would now begin on Aug. 15.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the exercise
was earlier scheduled to hold from July 18 to July 20.
"PVCs will now be distributed at the polling unit level in
the affected states from Friday, Aug. 15 to Sunday, Aug. 17, instead of July 18
to July 20 as earlier scheduled,’’ the statement said.
It added that at the end of the polling unit level
distribution, uncollected PVCs would be taken to the commission’s respective
local government offices for subsequent distribution.
The statement said the CVR in the affected states would now
be from Wednesday, Aug. 20 to Monday, Aug. 25, instead of July 23 to July 27 as
NAN reports that states in the second phase of the programme
are Yobe, Bauchi, Jigawa, Sokoto, Kwara, Anambra, Ebonyi, Ondo, Oyo, Delta and
Cross River, as well as the FCT.
The statement said new dates would be announced later for
the exercise in Adamawa, Borno, Kaduna, Katsina, Kano, Plateau, Nasarawa,
Niger, Imo, Lagos, Ogun, Edo and Rivers.
This would be the exercise’s phase three.