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Published On: Mon, Apr 9th, 2018

REC decries non-collection of 132, 000 PVC in Niger State

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From Yakubu Mustapha, Minna

The Niger State Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC), Prof Sam Egwu has decried that 132, 000 Permanent Voters’ Cards PVC are yet to be collected by prospective voters that had completed their registration in the state.
He disclosed this when he received the Zonal Coordinator of the Federal Information Centre ,Minna, Malam Bawa Salihu Mokwa on a courtesy call in his office and urged those who have completed registration to go to their respective registration centres to pick their cards.
Prof Egwu further told the people of the state that the registration of Voters was on in all the Twenty five local government areas and wards in the state , adding that it was the desire to capture all prospective voters that the commission in the state deployed all the staff to the wards and LGAs.
REC stated that the ongoing registrations is to capture those who have attained the age of 18, people displaced as a result of transfer or movement as well as those who have lost their cards earlier obtained.
He explained that in view of the need to collaborate with all stakeholders to ensure free and fair election in 2019, the commission in the state would ventilate through all windows to collaborate with Federal Information Centre.
Earlier, the Coordinator of the centre, Malam Bawa Mokwa assured the REC of the readiness of the centre to partner with INEC to achieve free and fair 2019 general elections.
He told him that the Federal Information centre has the necessary facilities in place to help INEC in the state in the area of sensitization and education of voters to enable them understand their civic responsibilities.

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