NAN – Collection of Permanent Voter Card from the Independent National Electoral Commission closes today.
INEC had on March 8, 2015, extended the deadline for collection of the card across the country by additional two weeks – from March 8 to March 22.
The card is a prerequisite for an eligible voter to cast his vote in the elections.
A statement by the Chief Press Secretary to the Chairman of INEC, Mr. Kayode Idowu, had said the latest extension offered the last opportunity for duly registered voters to collect their PVCs before the general elections on March 28 and April 11.
“INEC hereby calls on registered persons that are yet to collect their PVCs to use this last opportunity in doing so, in order to participate in the forthcoming general elections,” Idowu added.
The electoral commission had said it had succeeded in distributing 80.24 per cent of PVCs to their owners as of March 4.
The figure indicated that 55,232,874 out of the 68,833,476 registered voters had picked their cards