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INEC commences distribution of PVCs in Lagos

Lagos REC giving out the PVCs to the electorate during the flag off exercise

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has commenced the distribution of permanent voter cards (PVCs) to newly registered voters in Lagos.

The issuance of the PVCs was flagged off at the Somolu and Kosofe Local Governments by the State Resident Electoral Commissioner, Olusegun Agbaje.

“What we are doing here today is to symbolically give out the PVCs to those who registered between June and December last year,” Mr Agbaje told newsmen.

“Their PVCs are ready and they have been sent to various states of the federation. For us in Lagos also, our cards are ready and we have symbolically flagged off the distribution of PVCs in Somolu and Kosofe local governments.

“Those who registered between January 2022 and now, until the end of the CVR exercise in June, their PVCs will be ready, and we are going to announce when they will come and collect them.”

Mr Agbaje said Lagos INEC has received over 33,000 PVCs.

He urged qualified residents of the state to avail themselves of the ongoing Continuous Voter Registration (CVR) exercise before its expiration on June 30, and said both the CVR and collection of PVCs would continue at INEC offices in each LGA.

He also warned the public that the PVCs of those who engaged in double or multiple registrations would not be printed.

The INEC resident electoral commissioner urged all stakeholders, religious leaders, traditional rulers and political parties to mobilise their people who register within the stipulated period to come and collect their PVCs in person.

Reporting by Wahab Akinlade; Editing by Daniel Adejo and Tony Okerafor