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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