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Man caught with 101 PVCs bags 1 year in prison

The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC says a magistrate court in Sokoto has prosecuted one Nasiru Idris who was found to be in possession of 101 Permanent Voters Card, PVCs.

A statement by INEC National Commissioner and Chairman Information and Voter Education Committee, Festus Okoye says Idris was sentenced to one year in prison for contravening sections 117 and 145 of the Electoral Act 2022.

The statement also adds that police in Kano has arrested a man found to be in possession of 367 PVCs.

It says the suspect has been charged to court and that the commission is pursuing his prosecution.

On PVC collection, it states that INEC has developed a Standard Operating Procedure for the seamless collection of the Permanent Voter Cards.

According to the statement the commission will further discuss and finalize the modalities at its meeting with the Resident Electoral Commissioners next week.

It added that at the end of the retreat, the Commission will release the dates and detailed procedure for the seamless collection of the PVCs.

Writing by Ogochukwu Okoronkwo; Editing by Annabel Nwachukwu