PVCs: Group applauds INEC on decentralisation of collection centres




OSOGBO – A non-governmental organisation, Advocacy for Peace Initiative, has lauded the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) for decentralising collection centres for Permanent Voters Cards[pro_ad_display_adzone id=”10″] (PVC).
The group’s Executive Director, Mr Olaniyi Owolabi, made the commendation in an interview with the [pro_ad_display_adzone id=”10″]News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Monday in Osogbo.
Owolabi observed that the process was fast tracking the distribution of the PVC process at the various [pro_ad_display_adzone id=”10″]electoral wards, saying “this signals the readiness of INEC for the
[pro_ad_display_adzone id=”8″]coming polls’’.
According to him, the stress voters go through on daily basis in the efforts to get their PVCs is worrisome and a thing of concern for every right thinking Nigerian.
“Sincerely, for the first time in the history of Nigeria, we have an election management body that is sensitive and responsive.
“You can see the level of seriousness the electoral body has displayed in the way the agitation that greeted the additional polling units was handled and diplomatically settled.
“The recent decentralisation of PVC collection was another plus for the umpire and a robust assurance of the credibility of the forthcoming general elections,’’ he said.
He, however, appealed to registered voters to reciprocate INEC gesture by picking up their cards in their respective wards.
Owolabi added that the only way the people can have a say in the way they are being governed was to exercise their franchise through the ballot box and make their choice.
“My candid advice for the electorate is for them to complement the efforts of INEC by picking up their cards.
“That is the only way they can make their voices heard and their interests protected,’’ he said. (NAN)

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