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IPAC urges INEC to allow voters collect PVCs at wards

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The Inter-party Advisory Council (IPAC) wants the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to decentralise the collection of Permanent Voters Cards (PVCs) to the ward level.

A statement by the General Secretary of IPAC in the state, Mr. Ifedayo Iyaniwura, said the extension was necessary to allow more people to collect their PVCs.

According to him, the far distance of the collection points to the people is partly responsible for the current slow response.

He disclosed that about 353,262 PVCs were yet to be collected by the owners.

IPAC, which is the umbrella body of registered political parties, added that the people would appreciate INEC, if the distribution was extended.

He argued that the registration of voters was successful in the state, because it was done at the ward level, adding that distributing the PVCs at same level was important to having a high turnout in the election.

INEC had expressed worry about the low level of collection of the PVCs in the state.

The commission said a little above 500, 000 voters had collected the cards less than three weeks to the governorship poll.


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