‘132,000 PVC Uncollected In Niger’


INEC Chairman, Prof. Yakubu

From Saka Bolaji, Minna
No fewer than 132,000 eligible voters in Niger State are about to disenfranchise themselves and missed out on voting for the candidates of the choice in the 2019 General Elections.
Reason: Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC), Niger State, Prof. Sam Egwu, has stated that 132, 000 Permanent Voters’ Cards PVC are yet to be collected by prospective voters who have completed registration in the state.
Egwu stated this while receiving the Zonal Coordinator of the Federal Information Centre, Minna Malam Bawa Salihu Mokwa, on a courtesy call in his office in Minna, the state capital.
He urged those who have completed registration to go to their respective registration areas to pick their cards.
The REC also reminded the people of the state that registration of voters was on in all the 25 local government areas in the state , adding that it was the desire to capture all prospective voters that made the commission in the state to deploy all its members of staff to the councils.
According to him, the on-going registrations is to capture those who have attained the age of 18, people displaced as a result of transfer or movement as well as those who have lost their cards earlier obtained.
He stated that in view of the need to collaborate with all stakeholders to ensure free and fair election in 2019, the commission in the state would collaborate with Federal Information Centre.
Mokwa had earlier assured Egwu of the readiness of the centre to partner with INEC to achieve free and fair 2019 general elections.
He told the REC that the Federal Information Centre has the necessary facilities in place to help INEC in Niger in the area of sensitization and education of voters to enable them understand their civic responsibilities.

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