ABUJA – The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in FCT, yesterday, said it had issued over 400,000 Permanent Voter Cards (PVCs) to electorate in the Territory from August 19, 2014 to January 6.
Mr Abdulrazaq Adamu, the Administrative Secretary of the commission in the FCT made the disclosure in an interview with journalists in Abuja.
He said “over 400,000 persons have collected the permanent voter cards in the FCT ahead of the 2015 general elections.’’
The secretary said the commission had received many complaints that many electorate could not collect their PVCs.
Adamu said that the commission, after launching the distribution of the PVCs, extended the distribution to allow more people to collect the cards and wondered why some electorate still complained of not being able to collect the card.
He said though INEC had advised electorate that could not find their names to reregister, many had failed to do so.
He noted that “the names of registered persons were displayed at their units for confirmation within the stipulated scheduled date between August 15 and August 17.
“INEC also organised meetings with major stakeholders on how to carry out enlightenment campaign at various designations”.
The administrative secretary urged those yet to collect their PVCs to ensure they do so before the end of January.
On the transfer of voter cards, he said the exercise was for those on transfer to new stations, adding that the transfer was to enable such people to vote at their new places of abode.