The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Delta state said on Thursday, August 9, that 300,000 Permanent Voter Cards (PVCs) were yet to be claimed by prospective voters in the state. The INEC’s administrative secretary in the state, Rose Orianran-Anthony, disclosed this to journalists during a road walk sensitisation campaign, the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports. Orianran-Anthony said that the essence of the sensitisation was to create awareness among the public.
She said that it was to inform the eligible voters who were yet to collect their PVCs to do so. The continuous voters’ registration, according to INEC, would stop by August 17 for those yet to register, while the collection of PVCs would continue until shortly before the election including Saturdays and Sundays. Orianran-Anthony said that the rate at which eligible voters were collecting PVCs was low in the state, and advised the electorate to turn a new leaf.
She said that the road walk was going on in all the local government areas of the state. She, however, said that the registration of PVCs would be moved to Ogbeogonogo Market on Monday, August 13 in order to allow the traders who had not registered to register.
It was previously reported that there are indications that the National Assembly that is currently on a two-month recess may reconvene next week. The chairman of INEC, Prof. Mahmud Yakubu, dropped the hint on Wednesday, August 8, while speaking to newsmen at the end of a closed-door meeting between National Assembly leadership and INEC management on the funding of 2019 general elections.
Credit – Nurudeen Lawal