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INEC rues 73,109 uncollected PVCs in Edo State

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The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has disclosed that there were over 73,109 permanent voter cards (PVCs) yet to be collected in Edo State.

Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) in the state, Emmanuel Alex Hart, made the revelation yesterday in Benin City, while seeking collaboration with the media in the sensitisation and publicity for its activities.

Hart, who paid a courtesy visit to the Edo State Council of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), solicited the support of all in the task of providing adequate publicity for the electoral umpire in the state.

He stressed the need for adequate sensitisation and publicity to create awareness on the need for all eligible voters to collect their PVCs.

He also lamented that out of 78,398 PVCs ready for collection, only 5,259 had been collected as at June 11, 2018.

Hart noted that it was unfortunate that over 73,109 PVCs were uncollected, just as he called on eligible voters who registered in the state to collect their PVCs.

Speaking, Edo State Chairman of NUJ, Roland Osakwe, pledged support for the project, saying the union would do everything possible to publicise INEC’s activities ahead of the 2019 general elections.

Osakwe added that the commission should be ready to conduct credible election, noting that Nigerians had full of expectations that INEC would deliver free, fair and credible polls across the country next year.


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