- The Independent National Electoral Commission(INEC) says voter cards not collected by their owners will be kept in ‘quarantine’ in the Central Bank of Nigeria.
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has revealed that Permanent Voter Cards (PVC) that were not collected by their owners before February 8 would be kept in ‘quarantine’ in the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN).
The Chairman of Information and Voter Education Committee for INEC, Festus Okoye, made the disclosure on Friday.
He said: “The reports from different states indicate that many Nigerians have collected their Permanent Voters Cards.
“Most Nigerians are aware that the commission registered a total of 84,004,084 eligible voters. Out of this number 14,283,734 million were registered during the Continuous Voters’ Registration.
“The collection of PVCs is still on and will go on till February 8.
“Thereafter, the commission will recall all uncollected PVCs and keep them in quarantine with the Central Bank of Nigeria and they will remain there till the elections are over.”
Okoye added, “It is difficult to give the exact number of PVCs that have been collected so far. The collection of PVCs is still taking place in the 774 local government areas.
“After the February 8, 2019 deadline, the commission will recall all uncollected PVCs and give an account of the number collected and the number yet to be collected.
“Nigerians will be informed about the PVC collection data and the commission is committed to a transparent process.
“We urge Nigerians to approach INEC offices in their LGAs and collect their PVCs”.