Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Nigeria: Electoral body distributes 66% of voter cards

The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, has said that the number of registered voters that have collected their Permanent Voter Cards, PVCs, amounts to 45,098,876.
This figure represents 66 percent of the 68,833,476 registered voters.
Kayode Idowu, Chief Press Secretary to INEC Chairman, Attahiru Jega, told PREMIUM TIMES this on Wednesday.
The challenge, arising from distribution of the PVCs, has created the call for postponement of elections, from some quarters, including Sambo Dasuki, the National Security Adviser to President Goodluck Jonathan.
On Monday, some protesters, numbering about 100, stormed INEC headquarters to demand postponement of the elections, citing non availability of all the cards for the voters.
But Mr. Idowu said that INEC had taken delivery of all the cards and distributed them to all the states of the federation.
Since the Commission has made available all the cards, he maintained that Nigerians have responsibility to urge those that are yet to collect their PVCs to do so.
INEC has also extended deadline for collection of the PVCs to Sunday, February 8.

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