Friday, March 7, 2014

Nigeria: INEC begins distribution of voter's cards

The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, said yesterday that 657,256 permanent voters’ cards, PVCs, were ready for distribution to registered voters between today and Sunday at the 2,195 voting centres across the state.INEC Resident Electoral Commissioner, REC, Alhaji Halilu Pai, said the figure represented valid voters in the state who registered during the 2011 voter’s registration exercise.

Pai, who spoke in Ado Ekiti, the state capital, during a stakeholders’ forum which had in attendance traditional rulers and religious leaders, said INEC had invited them in view of their influence in their communities and constituencies.The REC charged the traditional rulers and the spiritual leaders to help propagate the modus operandi of collection of the permanent voters’ cards to the people so that voters could come to replace their temporary voters’ cards with the permanent ones.

He added that nothing but the permanent voters’ cards would be acceptable for voting in the June 21 governorship election and other subsequent elections.While advising voters to keep the PVC safe since it is valid for 10 years, Pai advised the registered voters to take their temporary cards to the polling booths or registration points where they registered in 2011 to obtain the new card.

Source: National Mirror

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