INEC Decentralises PVC Distribution


The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has ordered the decentralisation of on-going distribution of Permanent Voter Cards (PVCs) to Ward levels, in order to enhance access by persons yet to collect their cards.

Before now, the distribution was done at the local government offices of the Commission since the end of distribution at the polling unit level. But distribution of the PVCs will henceforth be at Ward level nationwide.

In a statement released by Chief Press Secretary to INEC Chairman, Kayode Idowu, the Commission, after its meeting on January 8th, 2015, resolved that the period for distribution of the cards should be extended.

Registered voters who are yet to collect their cards can now do so from 8. 30 a.m. to 5.30 p.m. daily.

Also, Secretary to the Commission, Mrs. Augusta C. Ogakwu said Resident Electoral Commissioners have been mandated to set up effective monitoring strategies and ensure that the specified hours are strictly complied with by relevant INEC staff.