9th November, 2014
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), has extended the distribution of Permanent Voter cards (PVCs) in Kano State to Monday, 10 November.
NAN reports that with this development, the commission has extended the exercise, which was supposed to end on Sunday, by a day.
Alhaji Abdullahi Danyaya, the INEC Resident Electoral Commissioner in the state announced the extension at a news conference on Sunday in Kano.
He said the extension was due to the late late arrival of materials to many polling units, which led to the late commencement of the exercise last Friday, 7 November.
According to him, the extension would also allow the 4.7 million registered voters in the state to collect their voters card.
“The distribution of the PVCs to eligible voters was earlier scheduled to end today (Sunday), but the Commission, extends the exercise by one day to afford eligible voters collect the PVCs,” he said.
He explained that voters register would be displayed in all polling units for people to cross check their names.
According to him, those whose names did not appear in the voters register should endeavour to get registered during the continuous voters registration exercise commencing on Wednesday.
“Those whose names appear in the voters register and are yet to collect their PVC by Monday are advised to proceed to the nearest INEC office in the Local Government areas to collect their cards,” he said.
He expressed optimism that between 70 and 80 per cent of prospective voters in Kano will be captured in the exercise.
Danyaya, described the exercise so far as successful “because of the impressive turn-out”, and pointed out that no state in the federation would achieve 100 per cent of voters’ turnout.