INEC: Printing of PVCs Delayed Due To Review Of Voters’ Register

INEC: Printing of PVCs Delayed Due To Review Of Voters’ Register
Professor Mahmood Yakub (INEC CHAIRMAN)

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has revealed that the printing of permanent voter cards (PVCs) for new registrants has been delayed due to the clean-up of the voters’ register.

Mahmood Yakubu, INEC chairman, disclosed this on Monday at the five-day induction retreat for national commissioners in Lagos.

The cleaning of the voters’ register is done to remove names of dead persons, non-Nigerians who may have been registered, as well as other categories of ineligible persons.

The INEC chairman said the commission is encouraged by the response of citizens on the ongoing continuous voter registration (CVR) exercise.

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He also added that he’s aware of the delay in the printing of PVCs.

“Millions of Nigerians have registered so far and we have been giving weekly updates of the progress of the exercise for the last nine months,” NAN quoted him as saying.

“The commission is aware that new registrants, as well as those who applied for transfer or replacement of the PVCs, will like to know when the cards will be available for collection.

“The reason why we have not made the PVCs available is because of the robust system of cleaning up the registration to ensure that only genuine registrants are added to the voters’ register using the automatic bimodal identification system (ABIS) for fingerprint and facial clean-up.”