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PVC: INEC distributes 1,877,124 cards


inecBAUCHI – The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has said that  it has distributed 1,586,448 voter cards in Bauchi State during the just-concluded distribution of permanent voter cards, representing 84 per cent of 1,877,124 cards meant for the state.

The Resident Electoral Commissioner in the state, Mr Samuel Usman, said this  during an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Bauchi on Friday.

Usman attributed the success of the exercise to the massive awareness campaign carried out by INEC, the media and all major stakeholders in the state.

“Our collaboration with stakeholders in educating and mobilizing the electorate to come out and collect their cards yielded fruits, resulting in  massive turn out of people.

“So far, 84 per cent of the total cards received from INEC headquarter in Abuja for distribution in Bauchi state, were successfully distributed within the stipulated period of Aug. 15 to Aug. 17, “he said.

The commissioner said that only 290,676 cards were yet to be distributed, adding that the remaining cards would be taken to various INEC offices in the 20 Local Government Areas of the state for collection by owners.[eap_ad_2]

He, however, said that the distribution would commence after the completion of the continuous voter registration which ends on Aug. 25.

 He therefore advised those who could not collect their cards within the stipulated period, to go to INEC offices in their respective local government areas where they registered, and collect their cards.

Usman equally commended the people of Bauchi state for coming out en mass again to register in the on-going continuous voter registration.

He acknowledged that some technical hitches were experienced with the Direct Data Capturing (DDC) machines.

He, however, said some technicians had arrived from Abuja and were currently trying to address the problem.

He therefore appealed to the people to exercise patients, stressing that the exercise would last for six days in all the 212 registration centres across the state, as well as the 109 zero centres where fresh registration would be conducted. (NAN)[eap_ad_3]

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