The body of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) said it has printed Permanent Voter Cards (PVCs) for all new registered voters between 2017 and 2018 and they are ready for collection.
INEC chairman, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, disclosed this on Friday, December 21, in Abuja after the swearing-in of the new secretary to the commission, Mrs Rose Oriaran-Anthony.
Prof. Yakubu also said that all the PVCs of those who requested for replacement and relocation of their cards ahead of 2019 general elections, had also been printed and ready for collections.
”The commission has printed all PVCs for new registrants between April 27, 2017 and Aug. 31, 2018.
”The last batch that we printed were for those who applied for transfer and relocation, and those who applied for replacement of damaged and defaced cards.
”This will be delivered immediately after the Christmas break. So we are happy to say that all 14.5 million or so new registered voters have their cards printed and delivered to the states. So we are good to go on that,” Yakubu said.
The INEC chairman said that the ongoing ASUU strike was worrisome as the commission also sourced some of its election ad hoc staff from the tertiary institutions.