About one million PVCs will be moved to 245 wards in Lagos State by Wednesday. This was disclosed on Sunday by the Public Relations Officer of Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) for Lagos State, Mr. Femi Akinbiyi.
He said the PVCs would be available for collection from Wednesday by their owners at the registration areas (wards) in the state.
“INEC in Lagos State will as from Wednesday, 16 January, devolve collection of Permanent Voter Cards to the 245 Registration Areas (wards) in the state. The exercise is to make collection of PVCs easier for Lagosians.
The exercise, which will come to an end on 21 January, will include Saturday and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day,” Akinbiyi said in a statement.”
After 21 January, the collection will be reverted to the INEC’s offices at the 20 Local Government Areas and other designated centres in the state, the PRO remarked.
He said that distribution of the PVCs at the local government levels would continue until 8 February, which is the last day for collection of voter’s cards for 2019 general elections.
“The commission, therefore, enjoins all those that have registered but have not collected their cards to make use of the opportunity afforded by the commission to collect their PVCs, as there will be no extension after 8 February, 2019, Akinbiyi said.
He disclosed that about 1 million cards had yet to be collected across 8, 462 polling units in the state.