The Nasarawa state office of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, on Tuesday said that it would use local government headquarters as alternative centres during the distribution of Permanent Voters Card, PVC, for displaced persons, IDPs, affected by the recent communal crisis across the state.
Speaking in Lafia, the Resident Electoral Commissioner, REC, Ahmed Makama, said staff and materials would be provided at the local government headquarters of the 42 affected polling units.
Mr. Makama explained that the headquarters of Keana, Obi and Lafia Local Government Areas, all in the Southern Senatorial district, would be used for the affected polling units that were deserted because of the crisis.
He added that 95 percent of the voters’ card is ready for distribution while the remaining five percent will be available before the end of the exercise.
He said that the distribution of the Permanent Voters Card, PVC, would commence on November 28 and 30 while the Continuous Voters Registration, CVR, would begin on December 3 and end on December 8.
A representative of the police at the meeting¸ Emmanuel Peter, urged political party leaders to sensitize their supporters on the need to be orderly during the exercise.
Mr. Peter said that security agencies have concluded arrangements to ensure that the exercise is carried out without hitches.