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A’Ibom REC Decries Poor Response to PVC Collection

About six months to the conduct of the 2019 general elections, the Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Akwa Ibom State, Mr. Mike Igini, has decried the response of electorate in the state to the collection of their Permanent Voters’ Card (PVC).

In an interview in Uyo, the state capital, Igini said the response of registered voters to collect their PVCs to enable them participate in the election of candidates of their choice was poor.

The REC hinted that a total of 132,078 voters’ cards comprising the old and new Permanent Voters’ Card had not been collected in the state.

He explained that out of the 127,267 new PVCs received by the commission and distributed across the state, only 12,881 have been collected, leaving an outstanding of 114,386; while out of 18,541 old PVCs, received and distributed, only 849 have been collected, leaving an outstanding of 17,692.

THISDAY, July 14, 2018

 

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