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All PVCs are now ready for collection - INEC


- Nigerians who have not collected their Permanent Voter Cards (PVCs) have been told to come their cards
- PVCs of those who requested for replacement and relocation of their cards ahead of 2019 general elections, had also been printed
- INEC chairman, Professor Mahmoud Yakubu disclosed this in Abuja
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) said it has printed Permanent Voter Cards (PVCs) for all new registered voters between 2017 and 2018 and they are ready for collection.
INEC chairman, Prof. Mahmoud Yakubu, disclosed this on Friday, December 21, in Abuja after the swearing-in of the new secretary to the commission, Mrs Rose Oriaran-Anthony.
Yakubu also said that all the PVCs of those who requested for replacement and relocation of their cards ahead of 2019 general elections, had also been printed and ready for collections.
”The commission has printed all PVCs for new registrants between April 27, 2017 and Aug. 31, 2018.
”We have also printed all the requests for replacement of lost cards, all requests for transfer and relocations.
”The last batch that we printed were for those who applied for transfer and relocation, and those who applied for replacement of damaged and defaced cards.
”This will be delivered immediately after the Christmas break. So we are happy to say that all 14.5 million or so new registered voters have their cards printed and delivered to the states. So we are good to go on that,” Yakubu said.
Yakubu, who also spoke on the ongoing strike by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) and its implications on the 2019 general elections, said that the commission would meet with union leaders in tertiary institutions for a way forward.
The INEC chairman said that the ongoing strike was worrisome as the commission also sourced some of its election ad hoc staff from the tertiary institutions.
”The bulk of the ad hoc staff will be drawn from the National Youth Service Corps members but where there is shortfall, and obviously there would be shortfall, we rely on the universities.
”Remember we also rely on the universities to draw our collation and returning officers.
”So the ongoing strike is worrisome in case some of them say because of the ongoing strike they will not participate in the elections.
”But the ASUU has been good friend of the commission and we intend to meet with the President of the ASUU next week so that we can discuss and iron this out.

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