February 3, 2023

Two arrested in possession of 468 permanent voters card

In a statement signed by the Independent National Electoral Commission’s National Commissioner and Chairman of, the Information and Voter Education Committee, Festus Okoye, has said that two persons in possession of 468 Permanent Voter Cards have been arrested.

According to the statement, the offenders; Nasiru Idris, was found with 101 PVCs in Sokoto State, and another (name not mentioned) was caught with 367 PVCs in Kano State as the offense was in contravention of Sections 117 and 145 of the Electoral Act 2022 and the offenders were currently receiving their due punishment.

Giving an update on the PVC collection, the commissioner explained, “Following the end of the statutory period for the display of the register of voters for claims and objections, the Commission is determined to make the collection of PVCs as seamless as possible.

“A standard operating procedure has been developed. This will be among the issues to be discussed and finalized at a retreat holding in Lagos from 28th November to 2nd December 2022 involving all the Resident Electoral Commissioners.

“At the end of the retreat, the Commission will release the dates as well as the detailed procedure for the immediate collection of PVCs nationwide.

“The Commission appreciates the patience and understanding of Nigerians, especially those who registered as voters or applied for transfer/replacement of their cards from January to July 2022. In making the cards available for collection, the Commission is also working to ensure that the process is hitch-free.”

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