INEC distributes over 90,000 PVCs to Jigawa voters
Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has begun distribution of over 90,000 Permanent Voter Cards (PVCs) to voters across the 27 local councils in Jigawa State.
The Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC), Prof. Muhammad Bashar, disclosed this while flagging off the exercise in Dutse.
He assured Nigerians of INEC’s readiness to hold a hitch-free poll, no matter the security challenges facing the commission.
“Despite burning of our states’ offices here and there, INEC has prepared adequately with adequate materials, security and logistics to hold steady and hitch-free polls come 2023,” he stated.
Out of this figure, he added, 34,636 were new PVCs and the remaining were old ones that were yet to be disposed to the electorate.
Addressing newsmen in his office, Bashar said the PVC collection started on Monday, December 12, 2022 and would stop on January 22, 2023.
He called on eligible voters in Jigawa, who have yet to collect their PVCs to go to INEC offices in their local councils and collect them.