The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has again extended the deadline for collecting permanent voter’s cards (PVCs) across the country.
Acording to a signed statement by Festus Okoye, National Commissioner and Chairman, Information and Voter Education Committee,the decision was taken after the commission meeting to review reports from all the States of the Federation.
The Commission is encouraged by the progress made so far as more Nigerians troop out daily to collect their PVCs,he said
“Arising from reports from the various States and discussions with Resident Electoral Commissioners, the Commission has decided to further extend PVC collection in all its Local Government Offices nationwide by an additional one week”.
He said the ongoing collection of PVCs nationwide will therefore continue and end on 5th February 2023.
“This is the second time the Commission is extending PVC collection nationwide and this will be the last extension of the exercise. Collection period has further been extended by an additional two hours and will start at 9am and end at 5pm daily including Saturdays and Sundays.”.
“Those that engaged in double and multiple registration should not bother visiting any of the Commission’s Offices as the Commission did not print their PVCs”.
“The Commission will continue to act on all reported cases of sharp practices during the ongoing PVC collection and will ensure that no Nigerian is disadvantaged and all those that carried out valid registration have an opportunity of collecting their PVCs”.