Lagos - The Lagos State Resident Electoral
Commissioner, Mr Adekunle Ogunmola, said on Friday the issuance of Permanent
Voter Cards (PVC) in the state would be extended by one day due to late supply
Ogunmola told newsmen in Lagos that the collection of the
cards and Continuous Voters Registration (CVR) would be extended to make up for
"Most of the materials that we need are supplied by the
headquarters and without receiving those materials there is very little we can
"So, we got some of these materials very late and the
materials will require printing and they are quite voluminous.
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"The register of voters of 4.8 million people is what has
caused the delay.
"This delay was not caused by the people, it was caused by
"And because of that, what we are going to do is to extend
the collection time to five o’clock (p.m) daily and give one day extra to
compensate for this delay.
"I think, the combination of these two will more than
compensate for the initial delay,’’ he said.
The commissioner said INEC would ensure that it captured the
data of every eligible voter in all the local government areas in order to
guarantee a free and fair election.
"The staggered arrangement of distribution: 11 local
governments first, then the remaining nine local governments last.
"To me, it is a blessing in disguise for Lagos state,
because it will afford us the opportunity of concentrating on those 11. We will
do the PVC and CVR for those 11.
"After the conclusion of that, we know that we have to
concentrate on the remaining nine. So, that will ensure that every eligible
voter is captured on our data base.
"That is the intention of INEC, to ensure that every
eligible voter has a permanent voter card.’’