3rd May, 2017
No fewer than 10,191 unclaimed Permanent Voter Cards (PVC) are in INEC office in Nsukka Local Government Area of Enugu State.
The INEC’s Electoral Officer in Nsukka, Mr Akpanika Okon, said on Wednesday that he had informed traditional rulers and stakeholders in the area of this development.
He said that he advised them to enlighten their people on the need to collect their PVCs to enable them to vote during the 2019 general elections.
“We have 10,191 unclaimed PVCs in INEC’s office in Nsukka Local Council secretariat. We are worried that owners of these cards have not come to collect them since 2015.
“Stakeholders in the area should help to enlighten their people for them to see the need to collect their cards,” he said.
He, however, said that Nsukka residents’ responses since the Continuous Voter Registration (CVR) started had been encouraging.
He said that the people in the area had been coming to register, filling forms to replace their lost cards, and transfer their registration.
“The response has been encouraging, and l hope they will keep it up.
“We have enough materials and personnel to effectively carry out the exercise,” he said