Abuja – Lack of fund has hindered continuous distribution of Permanent Voter Card (PVC) and Continuous Voter Registration (CVR) in the country, Prof. Jacob Jatau, Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC), Federal Capital Territory, has disclosed.
Jatau made the disclosure in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja on Wednesday.
He said that the continuous processes of CVR and PVC had financial implications, including payment to Desk Officers, transportation, security and other logistics, needed to carry out the exercises successfully.[pro_ad_display_adzone id=”70560″]
He also said that one of the problems impeding the process was reluctance of eligible voters to come forward for registration, and ‘’refusal of those already registered but yet to collect their PVC to come and do so.’’
“Nigerians are used to fire brigade approach; they prefer to come when it will be few days to elections,’’ he said.
On council elections in the FCT scheduled for first quarter, 2016, the REC said that his office was awaiting directives from the headquarters of Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).
He urged eligible voters who had located from other states to the FCT to apply for transfer of their PVCs, adding that they needed no fresh registration.
He explained that transfer of PVCs was continuous. (NAN)