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Traditional rulers to champion collection of PVCs

Nasarawa State Chairman, Council of Chiefs and Emir of Lafia, Justice Sidi Bage (rtd) has reiterated commitment to ensuring full participation of traditional institutions across the state in the campaign for collection of Permanent Voters Cards (PVCs).

Justice Bage gave this indication during a stakeholders meeting on PVC Collection and 2023 General Election organised by INEC in Lafia, Nasarawa State.

The Emir stated that as grassroots leaders, they will establish sustainable mobilisation and explore all avenues to reach out to the people especially eligible voters to collect their PVCs.

INEC Resident Electoral Commissioner, Dr Uthman Ajidagba called on the stakeholders to remain committed to their support and cooperation to enable the commission deliver free, fair and credible elections in 2023.

Stakeholders in the meeting were made of security agencies, traditional rulers, and National Orientation Agency and Civil Society Groups.

Over 300,000 uncollected PVCs In Ondo State

Of the over 2 million PVCs registered in Ondo State, more than 300,000 is yet to be collected by electorates across the 18 council areas of the state.

The Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC), Ambassador Rufus Akeju made the disclosure while briefing newsmen in Akure.

Ambassador Akeju however announced that the commission had received additional 33 cartons of voters cards for those who just registered.

He said that the voter cards would soon be transferred to the 18 governments and imploring the concerned electorate to visit their council areas for collection

The REC added that renovation project was in progress at the commission’s offices at Ileoluji and Akoko South East Local government Areas of the State.

Reporting by Chris Nyamtu and Olorunferanmi Odofin, Editing by Chinasa Ossai and Muzha Kucha