INEC declares 205,127 PVCs to be uncollected in Ekiti


INEC declares 205,127 PVCs to be uncollected in Ekiti

Barely three months to the 2023 general election in the country, 205,127 eligible voters in Ekiti are yet to collect their permanent voter cards, the Independent National Electoral Commission has said.

The Resident Electoral Commissioner, Prof. Ayobami Salami, made this known on Tuesday in Ado-Ekiti at a stakeholders’ meeting and urged owners of the PVCs to go to the INEC offices in their local government areas to pick their cards.

The REC said INEC had approved the commencement of the distribution of the PVCs nationwide from December 12 to January 22, 2023, noting that the exercise would take place in all the 16 LGA offices of the commission in the state.

He said the exercise would devolve into registration areas (wards) from January 6, 2023, till January 15, 2023.

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“There will be an issuance register which will be posted in each LGA for registrants to check their names before proceeding to the collection point, this will ease the collection procedure, fast track the process and reduce the congestion always experienced at the collection point.

“I solicit your advocacy as stakeholders in the state to encourage the collection of the remaining 205,127 PVCs yet to be collected in the state.

“Only 783,796 voter cards have so far been collected out of the 988,923 registered voters in Ekiti, meaning 205,127 PVCs are yet to be collected,’’ Salami said.