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Lagos, Ogun, others to get permanent voter cards on Nov.ember 7

17 October 2014, 19:19

Abuja - The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) said that the distribution of Permanent Voter Cards (PVCs) will resume in 13 states of the federation between 7-9 November.

In a statement issued in Abuja on Friday, INEC also said that there would be Continuous Voter Registration (CVR) in the affected states from 13 to 17 November.

According to the statement, the affected states are to be covered under phase three of the exercise.

Also read: INEC begins distribution of PVC in Kwara

It listed the states as Adamawa, Borno, Edo, Imo, Kaduna, Kano, Katsina, Lagos, Nasarawa, Niger, Ogun, Plateau and Rivers.

The commission advised voters in the states to check their names in the displayed voters’ registers as only those with Permanent Voter Cards would be allowed to vote during the 2015 general elections.

It added that those who registered earlier but did not see their names in the displayed register were to re-register during the continuous voter registration.

“The CVR is not for those who wish to transfer. Those wishing to transfer should write to the Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) in their new states of domicile, well before the election.

“No transfer will be approved less than 30 days to the election,” it said.

INEC stated that those who had lost their cards or whose cards were damaged might apply for the replacement. “This can be done by writing to the Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) through the INEC Electoral Officer of the local government area where they registered for their replacement, well before the election.

“No replacement will be approved and no new card will be issued less than 30 days to the election,” it stated.

The commission had earlier distributed PVCs and CVR in 21 states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) during the phases I and II of the exercise.

The states covered during phase one of the exercise were Taraba, Gombe, Zamfara, Kebbi, Benue, Kogi, Abia, Enugu, Akwa Ibom and Bayelsa.

Yobe, Bauchi, Jigawa, Sokoto, Kwara, Anambra, Ebonyi, Ondo, Oyo, Delta and Cross River were covered during the phase two of the exercise.

-   NAN

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