The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, in Ebonyi State says it has intensified efforts for easy issuance of Permanent Voter’s Cards, PVCs in the area.
The State Resident Electoral Commissioner, Professor Godswill Obioma, told Radio Nigeria that out of the three hundred and eighteen thousand PVCs received from its Headquarters in Abuja, over one hundred and forty-five thousand cards have been issued to their owners while about one hundred and seventy-two thousand cards are yet to be collected.
Professor Obioma explained that the commission had brought the collection points closer to the people to reduce the burden of traveling long distances to obtain them, and even work on Saturdays and Sundays for maximum result.
Professor Obioma cautioned eligible voters and politicians against selling and buying of PVCs, saying that the dynamics of the current electoral process would not allow rigging with such cards.
Professor Obioma said that INEC had begun a partnership with the National Orientation Agency, NOA, to sensitize the people to reduce incidences of void votes.