Nasarawa: INEC Set to Decentralize Distribution of PVCs Across the State
8 January 2019 News
The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, in Nasarawa State says arrangements have been concluded to decentralize the distribution of Permanent Voter’s cards to Registration Area Centres across the state.
State Resident Electoral Commissioner, Doctor Uthman Ajidagba announced this at a meeting with civil society organizations in Lafia.
Doctor Ajidagba said the decision to decentralize the distribution of the PVCs is to ensure that more electorates have easy access to their PVCs before the general election.
He expressed concern over the low level of collection of the Permanent Voter’s Cards in the state, attributing it to inadequate awareness among the electorates.
Doctor Ajidagba described the role of civil society organizations as formidable in ensuring the independence of the electoral body and called on traditional and religious leaders to avoid partisan politics.
Executive Director, African Centre for Entrepreneurship and Information Development, Mr James Ugochukwu said their visit was to deepen grassroots awareness in the electoral process with stakeholders such as INEC, political parties, women and youth groups among others in Nasarawa state.
Three hundred and fifty two thousand three hundred and fifty six Permanent Voter’s cards have not been collected in Nasarawa state as at the end of December last year.
The collection of PVCs at the Registration Area levels in the state is to commence on the sixteen of this month and last for six days.