75% of Yobe displaced people given PVCs — INEC

The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, in Yobe on Friday, said it has distributed 75 per cent Permanent Voter Cards meant for Internally Displaced Persons from Gujba and Gulani local government areas.

The Resident Electoral Commissioner in the state, Habu Zarma, disclosed this in Damaturu at a workshop on the status of Internally Displaced Persons in the state.

He said the two affected local government areas have a total of 107,549 displaced persons with 53,830 and 53,719 displaced persons from Gulani and Gujba local government areas respectively.

The commissioner said he regretted that 25 per cent of the registered voters were yet to collect their PVC.

He called on them to come forward and collect their cards to enable them exercise their constitutional rights in the February elections.

“We will do our best in ensuring all eligible IDPs within and outside the camp exercise their constitutional rights of voting in February 2015.

“We have carefully identified voting centres for IDP from Gujba in Damaturu and, Gulani in Fika” the commissioner said.

Participants, including national and state assembly candidates, commended INEC for making arrangements for the internally displaced persons.

They urged the commission to conduct the elections as scheduled to meet the aspiration of Nigerians.

(NAN)


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  • Olaleye Oladipupo

    What of if the fire from heaven that destroyed Sodom and Gomorrah was just a massive volcanic eruption that spilled tons of molten magma into the air. So many of these stories really needs to be thoroughly revisited.

  • emmanuel anizoba

    Bros the stories in our religious books are typological or mythical narratives rooted in ancient astronomy. The original of the Bible book of Genesis is found in the Persian Zend Avesta and makes more sense as myth than as purported history. Misunderstood astronomical mythology has been given to untutored humanity as revealed theology. When we have the mythical codes, then the seeming absurdities of our holy books disappear. We may consult the works of Gerald Massey on the subject at the Masseiana website. Cheers!

  • Niyi Oladapo

    The problem is that we failed to realise the great diffreces in the original intent and the outlook of creation (Gen 1&2), (Job 38:1-41) and what man and the entire creation became (Gen 3: 14-20), (Romans 8:19-23).
    Many of us, because of the kind of people we grew up to know (falling men and not men as per God’s original intention) and prevailence of evil around us and many questions that were left unaswered simply becuase we are not asking.
    We errorneously assumed that an All-loving and Almighty Supreme God should be able to do better.
    Until we as an individual start to look critically into the word of God with the help of Holy Spirit and not your sunday school teacher’s ideas we will continue to be getting more confused about the world in which we live.

  • Jeje Olajide

    When we study the Bible, please let’s have this in mind: 2 Peter 1:20 KJV
    Knowing this first, that no prophecy of the scripture is of any private interpretation..
    Again in d realm of human understanding let’s endeavour to Contextualize any verse/chapter of the scripture we study.
    The Bible is Perfect, it can only be understood by the Spirit.