Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Prof. Attahiru Jega, yesterday disclosed that only 13 per cent of voters have so far collected their Permanent Voters Cards (PVC) in the Federal Capital Territory, FCT, as at Sunday afternoon.
The INEC chairman stated this yesterday in Abuja, after he declared open a three-day train the trainers’ workshop on “The role and responsibilities of political party agents on election day”.
Reacting to the outcome of the PVC distribution, Jega said, “As of yesterday afternoon, we have only about 13% of registered voters in FCT who have collected their cards. So we felt there is a legitimate ground for the extension.
“You know there was a heavy downpour in Abuja on Friday and to a large extent, it affected the deployment and distribution of the permanent voters cards in Abuja. It also affected the turnout of voters”.
He, however, explained that the extension of the exercise would be avoided in future due to its cost implication.