The Nasarawa State office of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, on Thursday warned accredited staff that would be engaged in the forthcoming distribution of Permanent Voters Cards in the state against indulging in shoddy acts contrary to the provisions of the Electoral Act.
Ahmed Makama, the state Resident Electoral Commissioner, handed down the warning while addressing journalists on the level of preparing for the exercise scheduled to commence from November 28 to 30.
Mr. Makama said any staff of the commission found engaging in unwholesome act, that would compromise the exercise, would be made to face the full wrath if the law.
“Let me use this medium to make appeal and tell our staff and adhoc staff that anyone caught in any act that would tarnish the image of the commission will face the law and INEC will not support such attitude from any accredited staff,” he said.
He said adequate arrangement have been made to ensure a hitch-free exercise, adding that INEC had taken delivery of all the PVC.
“We have cautioned all the staff participating in the exercise against issuance of the PVC by proxy and the commission would ensure strict compliance to it,” he said.
He said collection desks would be opened at the local government headquarters affected by the recent crisis in the state to ensure that displaced persons were not disenfranchised.