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INEC Fixes Dates For PVC Distribution

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The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has fixed dates for  voters registered voters to collect their permanent voter’s cards (PVC).

This was made known by INEC’s National Commissioner and Chairman, Information and Voter Education Committee, Festus Okoye, in a statement he issued on Friday, December 2, 2022.

He said the Commission had met on Thursday and deliberated on a number of issues, including dates for PVC collection.

Okoye said the Commission has earmarked Monday, December 12, 2022, to January 22, 2023, for the collection of the PVCs in all the 774 LGAs.

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He noted that all valid registrants could collect their PVCs from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily, including Saturdays and Sundays.

“The Commission also resolved to devolve PVC collection to the 8,809 Registration Areas/Wards from Friday 6th to Sunday 15th January 2023,” the statement reads.
 
“Those that are unable to collect their PVCs at the Local Government Offices of the Commission can do so at the Registration Areas/Electoral Wards. After the 15th of January 2023, the exercise will revert to the Local Government Offices of the Commission until the 22nd of January 2023.
 
“All the Resident Electoral Commissioner (RECs )and Electoral Officers (EOs) have been directed to convene a meeting with the critical stakeholders in their States and Local Government Areas, including traditional and religious leaders, civil society groups, community-based organisations, and the media to brief them on the modalities for the collection of the PVCs in order to sensitise the public and ensure seamless exercise.
 
“Similarly, RECs and EOs have also been directed to set up help desks to assist registrants with complaints about their PVCs or with the PVC collection procedure for immediate redress.
 
“The Commission appreciates the patience and understanding of Nigerians, especially those who registered as voters or applied for transfer/replacement of their cards from January to July 2022.
 
“In making the cards available for collection, the Commission is also working to ensure that the process is simple and hitch-free for Nigerians.”
PBA Reporter
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