ABUJA: THE Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) of Nigeria has officially confirmed the extension of the deadline for the collection of permanent voter cards (PVCs) to March 8.
This is in line with the rescheduling of the general elections. A statement the Commission Secretary, Augusta Ogakwu, signed, confirmed the extension.
“The collection of the cards will continue for four more weeks until March 8th, 2015,” she said.
According to her, the Commission hopes that the extension will finally avail every registered voter yet to collect their PVCs the opportunity to do so in readiness for the general elections. Local media report that out of 68 million registered voters about 45 million had collected their PVCs.
The ruling People’s Democratic Party (PDP) recently asked INEC to investigate the involvement of some electoral personnel in the alleged lopsided distribution of the cards. INEC last Saturday rescheduled the 2015 general elections by six weeks due to security challenges.
Presidential and National Assembly election was rescheduled to hold on March 28 while Governorship and State Assembly will now hold onApril 11.
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