INEC urges Abuja residents to collect their PVCs




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ABUJA – Prof. Jacob Jatau, Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), has urged residents of the area to collect their Permanent Voter Cards [pro_ad_display_adzone id=”10″]
(PVCs) before the collection deadline.
Jatau stated this at the backdrop of low turnout of eligible voters in the territory to collect the PVCs.
He told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Friday in Abuja that it was worrisome that in spite of all the on the PVCs, in Abuja had remained indifferent to the importance of the cards.
He admitted that the development was instrumental to the persisting call for postponement of the .
He said that it was the desire of that all registered voters got their PVCs before the .
The REC disclosed that the number of PVCs collected within Abuja Municipal Area Council (AMAC) never exceeded 2,000 each day.
He, however, said that since the deadline for collection of the PVCs was announced, the distribution centres had been recording increased traffic of people going for the card.
‘’As at Feb. 5, over 510, 653 PVCs had been collected 805,360 available,’’ he said.
He therefore urged registered voters who were yet to collect the cards to do so, saying that possession of the PVC was the only power they had to vote for candidates of their choice during the elections.
He assured FCT residents of safety during the elections, saying that security agencies were fully prepared to protect everybody.
He, however, urged the people to be law-abiding and support INEC and the security agencies to ensure that the polls were violence-free. (NAN)