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Your PVC Is Ready – INEC Tells Kogi, Bayelsa, Imo Voters



By Sola Omoniyi, Lagos

The Independent National Electoral Commission INEC has resumed the collection of Permanent Voter Cards PVCs in Kogi, Bayelsa and Imo states ahead of the November 11 Governorship Elections in those states.

National Commissioner and Chairman, Information and Voter Education Committee of INEC, Sam Olumekun disclosed this in a statement issued Tuesday in Abuja.

He said; “In continuation of our preparations for the forthcoming off-cycle Governorship elections in Bayelsa, Imo and Kogi States, the Commission has approved the resumption of collection of Permanent Voters’ Cards (PVCs) for registered voters who could not collect their PVCs before the suspension of the exercise on 5th February 2023 ahead of the last General Election. The current exercise only covers the three States where Governorship elections will be held on Saturday 11th November 2023.

“The PVCs will be available for collection at all our Local Government area offices in the three States: eight in Bayelsa, 27 in Imo and 21 in Kogi. In addition, the Commission has created other designated centres with a large number of uncollected PVCs. The details of all centres will be made available by the Resident Electoral Commissioners in the three States.”

According to him, the Commission has earmarked weekdays (Monday – Friday) from 9.00 a.m. to 3. p.m. pm for the collection of PVCs for four weeks from September –to 9th October 2023.