The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has disclosed that about eight hundred thousand Permanent Voter’s Cards (PVC) are yet to be collected in Oyo State.
the commission made this disclosure on Wednesday.
Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC), in the state, Dr. Adeniran Tella, while speaking during a stakeholders meeting on the Mock Voters Accreditation/Verification Exercise, said that the PVCs are still in their various offices for collection.
At the meeting held at the INEC office in Ibadan were heads of various security agencies in the state.
Tella while speaking, said that the commission has distributed over 402, 321 PVCs in the state.
He then lamented that more than 800,000 PVCs are yet to be collected.
Tella who spoke further, however, urged people of the state to get their PVCs before the expiration.
He further said that the exercise is very crucial for the commission’s preparation towards the forthcoming general elections in the state, urging registered voters in the affected Polling Units to appear on the scheduled date with their Permanent Voters Cards (PVCs) for the exercise.
He added that the exercise has been slated for Saturday 4th February 2023 from 8 am to 2:30 pm in all the affected Local Government Areas/Polling Units in the states.
Tella while speaking further, noted that the exercise would assist to assure people in the state of the robustness of the INEC system and further strengthen the electoral process ahead of the general elections in the state.