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INEC Urges Nigerians To Collect Their Permanent Voter Cards Ahead Of 2015 General Elections

The Independent National Electoral Commission has appealed to Nigerians to come forward and collect their Permanent Voter Cards.

The commission said that Nigerians who have registered for the PVCs have up to the end of January to pick up their cards.

Chief Press Secretary to the chairman of the commission, Mr. Kayode Idowu, disclosed this in an interview with newsmen today in Abuja.

The provisional figures released by the Commission’s Voter Registry Department showed that as of January 7, 2015, INEC had received a total of fifty four million, three hundred and forty one thousand, six hundred and ten PVCs.Out of this, it had distributed thirty eight million, seven and seventy four thousand, two hundred and nineteen PVCs nationwide, with over fifteen million yet to be collected.

INEC disclosed that 71.35 per cent of PVCs have so far been distributed nationwide by the Commission.

The collection would enable eligible voters to exercise their franchise in the forthcoming elections.

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