Printing PVC abroad responsible for hitches – INEC

JEGA- INEC-LogoFrom Femi Oyelola, Kaduna

Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has attributed delay in distribution of permanent voter’s card (PVC), in some parts of the country to the fact that cards were being printed out side country, China to be precise.

The Resident Electoral Commissioner in Kaduna state, Alhaji Halliru Tambuwal disclosed this while receiving on courtesy call, Council of Imams and Ulamas in the state yesterday.

According to him, the cards were printed outside the country and the process of transporting the cards has been tedious due to the quantity.

“As I’m talking to you, our headquarters informed us that a consignment would arrive Kaduna Airport this morning (Thursday), but up till now, we are yet to receive it.

“I want you to know that it is not our intention to cause the hitches for Nigerians in getting their PVC as earlier announced by the commission, but you cannot fault us for printing the cards abroad, because we know our people may duplicate anything made in Nigeria.

He, however assured that nobody would be left out in the exercise.

Alhaji Tambuwal also explained that in Kaduna state, two local government areas have not received the distribution of cards and that is; Jaba and Kaduna South Local Government Areas. A situation that arose because of logistics.


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