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PVCs: No extension in Plateau – REC


JOS – Plateau Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC), Mr Habu Zarma, on Monday ruled out the possibility of extending the distribution of the Permanent Voters’ Cards (PVCs) in the state.

The three-day exercise ended on Sunday with many voters yet to access the cards.

The exercise was characterised by lots of confusion as many polling units were not even open for the activity.

Mr Timothy Golu, Plateau House of Assembly Chief Whip, on Sunday called for the extension of the exercise and premised his stance on the confusion that had trailed it.

But Zarma, who reacted to the complaints, declared that the distribution had been closed and advised voters yet to access their cards to visit the INEC offices in their respective local government areas.

“What we have resolved to do is to send uncollected cards to INEC offices in the local governments.

“We have also directed our local government offices to remain open and assign an officer to deliver the cards to voters on presentation of the temporary cards,’’ he said.

Zarma said unregistered voters should participate in a fresh registration between Nov. 12 and 19.

The commissioner however, commended voters for their orderly conduct throughout the three-day exercise, and particularly expressed satisfaction at the enthusiasm shown by all. (NAN)

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