2023: “PVCs Would Be Ready In October, November”~ INEC

By Damilare Adeleye
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The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has promised to make the Permanent Voters Cards (PVC ) available for collection for persons captured in the ongoing Continuous Voters Registration (CVR) in October and November.

INEC National Commissioner, Information and Publicity, Festus Okoye, made this known on Saturday while monitoring the concluding segment of the ongoing CVR in Awka, Anambra.

Okoye, who is also the National Commissioner supervising Abia, Anambra and Benue, reaffirmed that the exercise would end on Sunday.

He said INEC has to bring the exercise to a close, to enable the commission to cross check data collated.

“This will enable our system operators to eliminate double and multiple registrations before we produce the PVCs for distribution.

“The law equally requires that we should display the register in the 774 Local Government Areas and 8, 809 registration areas for claims and objections.

“And we have to print the PVCs, truck them to all the local government areas across the country for collection,” he said.

Okoye, who stated that it would be tantamount to nothing for people to register and failed to receive their PVCs, added that without the card, nobody would vote.

He explained that those who registered between January and June, that their cards would be ready in October, while those who registered from July 1 to July 31 would get theirs in November.

The INEC spokesperson said that the commission was committed to making the 2023 general elections to be better than previous elections held.

He told the people to endeavour to participate during the elections when they eventually received their cards, insisting that votes must count in future elections.