INEC says 800,000 PVCs uncollected in Oyo
To conduct mock poll in six LGs
The Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) in Oyo State, Dr. Adeniran Tella, has disclosed that over 800,000 Permanent Voter Cards (PVCs) still remain uncollected in the state.
Tella disclosed this, yesterday, during the stakeholders’ meeting at the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) office in Ibadan towards the mock voter accreditation and verification.
The meeting attracted Inter-party Advisory Council (IPAC), National Orientation Agency (NOA), Civil Society Organisations (CSOs), security chiefs and other stakeholders.
The REC said the purpose of the gathering was to inform the stakeholders of the proposed mock voter accreditation and verification in some polling units in the three senatorial districts.
He said the exercise would be coming up on Saturday from 8.00a.m. to 2.30p.m. in all the affected polling units.
Speaking on the collection of PVCs, Tella said: “The commission is fully ready for the coming election. Collection of PVCs at 33 INEC offices has been further extended with eight days and two hours, which is expected to end on Sunday, February 5, 2023 by 5.00p.m.
“As I speak to you, we have so far distributed over 402,321 PVCs in the state. We still have over 800,000 uncollected PVCs at our 33 local council offices. I urge you to collect your PVCs today because your PVC is your power on election day.”