The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, said, yesterday, in Awka that there were 126,300 uncollected permanent voters’ cards and PVCs, in Anambra State.
The INEC administrative secretary in the state, Mr. Thomas Ongele, said this during a briefing on the commencement of voters’ registration exercise, which begins today in all the 21 local government areas of the state.
Ongele urged those who were yet to collect their PVCs to do so to enable them vote in the November 28, 2017 governorship election in the state, while those who attained the age 18 years since the last registration exercise, should also participate in the registration exercise.
He insisted that the exercise would not be done by proxy since it required capturing of the applicants’ data during the registration exercise.
According to him, 105 INEC officials attached to the local government areas had been trained for the exercise, adding however that the commission was not envisaging any rush by intending voters because there had been continuous registration going on around the country.
He also explained that voters who intend to transfer their PVCs from one location to the other were free to do same and assured those who had lost their PVC that they still had opportunity to vote since their date were still with INEC.
He reminded Nigerians that PVC was not transferable, advising that it is a property one must not sell for whatever offer from anybody.