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PVC collection: INEC extends deadline to March 8

By The Rainbow
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The  Independent National Electoral Commission has again extended the deadline for collection of Permanent Voter Cards by registered voters.

Nigerians who have not collected their PVCs now have up to March 8 to collect them. This a a reprief for millions of Nigerians who would have been disenfranchised but for the poll shift and the subsequent extension in collection deadline.

INEC had on Saturday rescheduled the 2015 general elections by six weeks due to security challenges.

The national elections, that is presidential and National Assembly, have been rescheduled to hold on March 28, 2015, while the state elections – governorship and state Assembly – will now hold on April 11, 2015.

The Commission in a statement by its Secretary, Augusta C. Ogakwu, said it hopes that this extension will finally avail every registered person yet to collect his/her PVC the opportunity to do so in readiness for the general elections.

The statement reads,  “Following the rescheduling of the 2015 general elections, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has once again extended the deadline for collection of Permanent Voter Cards (PVC) by registered voters.

“The collection of the cards will continue for four more weeks until March 8th, 2015.

“INEC had on Saturday, February 07th 2015, rescheduled the 2015 general elections by six weeks due to security challenges. The national elections (i.e. Presidential and National Assembly) have been rescheduled to hold on March 28th 2015 while the state elections (Governorship and State Assembly) will now hold on April 11th 2015.

“The Commission hopes that this extension will finally avail every registered person yet to collect his/her PVC the opportunity to do so in readiness for the general elections.”

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