Katsina- Gov. Ibrahim Shema of Katsina State on Sunday in Katsina directed Chairmen of 34 local government areas to compile complaints on the distribution of Permanent Voters’ Cards (PVCs) in their areas.
Shema gave the directive at a news conference on the challenges of the distribution of PVCs in the state.
He said that the decision had become necessary due to problems being encountered by people in the exercise across the state.
Shema said that his administration would do everything possible to ensure that every eligible voter was given a right to elect candidates of his/her choice during the 2015 general elections.
He, therefore, urged INEC to extend the distribution of PVCs and Continuous Voter Registration (CVR) by a week each, to enable the people to obtain their cards or register for the election.
It would be recalled that the exercise, which started on Saturday, faced some hiccups in almost all the local government areas of the state.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) correspondents, who monitored the exercise in Musawa, Kafur, Funtua, Dutsin-ma and Kankia local governments, reported that the exercise, scheduled to begin on Saturday, took off on Sunday due to late arrival of PVCs.
NAN observed that in some areas where the exercise started on Saturday as scheduled, there was mix up in the PVCs, while many people did not find their cards in another centre.
NAN also reports there was large turnout of people at the polling centres to obtain their cards.
Some of the people who spoke to NAN, urged INEC to extend the days for both the collection and registration, to enable them to obtain the cards for the 2015 general elections.(NAN)