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205,127 PVCs yet to be collected In Ekiti state





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


The Resident Electoral Commissioner, Prof. Ayobami Salami reported this  on Tuesday in Ado-Ekiti at a stakeholders’ meeting and encouraged 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 to registration areas (wards) from January 6, 2023 till January 15, 2023.


“There will be issuance register which will be pasted 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.

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