INEC urges FCT residents to collect PVCs at wards

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The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), has called on  FCT residents to collect their Permanent Voter Cards (PVCs) ahead of the February General elections.

The electoral officer of Gwagwalada council area, Shamsudeen Musa, made the call on Monday.

Mr Musa, who urged them to go to their electoral wards, said the devolution of the PVCs to the wards commenced on Friday.

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He said INEC observed that those who applied for replacement of lost, damaged or defaced PVCs could collect theirs at the registration Area/wards from January 6 to 15.

The officer said all eligible and valid registrants can collect their PVCs from 9:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. daily, from Sunday to Saturdays.

He said the exercise would revert to the local government offices of INEC on January 15.

“The devolution of PVCs collection to the wards has commenced and all valid registered voters yet to collect their PVCs are encouraged to seize the opportunity to do so. After January 15, the exercise will revert to the local government offices of the commission until January 22,” he explained. “All those that applied for replacement of lost, damaged, or defaced PVCs can collect their PVCs at the Registration Area/wards during this period.”

He added that the same thing “applies to those” that registered prior to the 2019 general election and have not collected their cards.

“The PVCs of those that applied for transfer are available for collection in the local government and registration areas where they intend to vote and not in the state where they carried out the transfer,” Mr Musa stated. “In making the cards available for collection, the commission is also working to ensure that the process is simple and hitch-free for Nigerians.” 

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