INEC Begins Nationwide Re-distribution Of Uncollected PVCs

INEC said there are over 12 million unclaimed PVCs

The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, said it had directed its states’ offices to recommence the distribution of unclaimed Permanent Voters Cards, PVCs, to their owners.

Nick Dazang, Deputy Director of Voter Education and Publicity in the commission, said this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria, NAN,on Wednesday, in Abuja.

He said that the exercise will be an ongoing one in order to ensure that uncollected PVCs were distributed to their owners.



    “It will be recalled that after the 2015 general election, we had over 12 million uncollected PVCs,” Dazang said.

    “What the commission did was to direct all states of the federation, including the FCT to strategise ways of distributing the uncollected PVCs that are with them.

    He added that there was no deadline attached to the directive, rather each state is at liberty to decide on the modality for the distribution.

    Earlier in June this year, INEC hinted that plans were underway to distribute the over 12 million uncollected PVCs before the end of the year.

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