INEC decentralises PVC distribution to ward levels

INEC Chairman, Attahiru Jega Photo Credit:234NEXT

In order to enhance access by persons yet to collect their Permanent Voter Cards, the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, has decentralised the on-going distribution of voter cards.

The Commission made the disclosure in a statement issued by, Kayode Idowu, Chief Press Secretary to its Chairman, Attahiru Jega, on Friday.

Before now, the distribution was done at Local Government Council offices, since the end of distribution at polling unit level.

“But distribution of the PVCs will henceforth be at Ward level nationwide,” INEC said.
The Commission said after its meeting on Thursday, it has resolved that the period for distribution of the cards should be extended.

“Registered voters who are yet to collect their cards can now do so from 8. 30 a.m. to 5.30 p.m. daily,” the statement read.

The statement also quoted the Secretary to the Commission, Augusta Ogakwu, as saying the Resident Electoral Commissioners had been mandated to ensure effective monitoring strategies and compliance with the new order.


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  • Yusuf

    The distribution has been credible even though very stressful bcus your staff would not turn out for duty most of the time, however, so far so good; but pls do not release this cards to politicians at the last stage. Keep up the good Job

  • Sword of Damocles

    I am hesitant to say this, however It appears that some people are beginning to understand, appreciate the enormity of the stakes of the upcoming elections for the future direction of this land known as Nigeria. I hope history will record accurately what is about to unfold in this obodo land of my papa. It feels like an electrical current running through one’s body, when you realise that this is seminal moment in the history of our beloved Nigeria.. As a history enthusiast, I am overcome with excitement. I know that our Creator watches over Nigeria, and will protect her.

  • emmanuel

    Jonathan is a reformist. An Obasanjo could never do a thing like this, because he menyored Nigerian politicians on Ballot snatching

    Let the liars continue. Fashola said within the first few days of PVC collection that over 4.6 Lagosians were disenfranchised.

    Did he continue with that lie?

    We know they were not able to upload those names illegaly into INEC so the cried wolf. Let Fashola produce those who registered, took pains to collext their cards and did not.


    • samiis


    • Reformist you say? lol. Jeez! FYI, we live in Nigeria. We know what is going on. Till date I have not been able to collect my PVC. Same goes for the many hundreds in my ward, about two streets combined. That is how much in my area. I don’t know how far it goes. So if you don’t know what is going on, please, Emmanuel, do us a favour and not comment on it. Maybe they will bring the PVC now that Jega has “decentralised” the whole distribution. I pray sha.