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REC laments refusal to collect PVCs


The Plateau State Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC), Alhaji Haliru Pai has disclosed that of the 459,896 registered voters; only 120,114 collected Permanent Voter Cards (PVCs) as at November 30, 2018, describing it as disenchanting.

He said this is despite that the collection had been decentralised, with 207 registration centres in the 17 local governments.He appealed to residents to pick their PVCs to avoid being disenfranchised.

He also appealed to political parties and candidates to avoid hate speeches that could heat up the polity, but go about their campaigns peacefully. Pai added that relevant stakeholders had been sensitised for a credible, free and fair general election in 2019.

Similarly, elders, traditional and youth leaders from Mangu, Pankshin and Bokkos Local Governments have resolved not to be violent, but to vote wisely during 2019 general elections. At the town hall meeting in Mangu by Institute of Governance and Social Research (IGSR), in continuation of its peace-building efforts, they pledged to live in peace, because there was no gain in violence.

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