INEC extends PVC collection deadline to March 8

Attahiru Jega

INEC Chairman, Prof Attahiru Jega

INEC Chairman, Prof Attahiru Jega
INEC Chairman, Prof Attahiru Jega

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has further extended the deadline for collection of Permanent Voter Cards (PVCs) until March 8, 2015.

This is contained in a statement signed by the Secretary to the Commission, Mrs Augusta Ogakwu in Abuja on Monday.

The statement quoted Ogakwu as saying the four weeks extension of the deadline followed the rescheduling of the 2015 general elections.

She stated that “the collection of the cards will continue for four more weeks until March 8, 2015.

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“The Commission expresses hope that the extension will finally avail every registered voter, yet to collect his/her PVC, the opportunity to do so in readiness for the general elections.”

NAN recalls that INEC had on Feb. 1 extended the deadline for collection of PVCs to Feb. 8, 2015 following the earlier deadline of Jan. 31, 2015.

INEC had also on Saturday, Feb. 7, rescheduled the 2015 general elections by six weeks citing security concerns.

The Commission rescheduled the Presidential and National Assembly elections from Feb. 14 to March 28, and Governorship and state Houses of Assembly polls from Feb. 28 to April 11.