REC Laments Poor Response To Collection Of PVCs In Akwa Ibom
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Akwa Ibom has expressed dissatisfaction at the poor response to collection of Permanent Voters Cards in the State.
Mr Mike Igini, Resident Electoral Commissioner(REC), told Newsmen in Uyo on Monday that the state had not attained 50 per cent of PVCs collection in the state.
“No individual can vote without PVC but unfortunately there has been very poor response to collection, this should be a matter of concern to all stakeholders.
“So far, only 24, 420 have been collected out of 145, 737 PVCs printed and delivered to the state.“
According to him, 17 percent of PVCs has been collected in the state.
He said that there was urgent need for critical stakeholders to sensitise and galvanise voters to collect their PVCs because “no PVC no voting” in 2019.“
Igini said that the commission had earlier announced the extension of Saturday and Sunday for the collection of PVCs across the 31 local government areas to accommodate as many people as possible.
He implored political parties to commence the process of identifying who would be their party agents at various polling units across the state.