The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has revealed when the collection of Permanent Voters Cards (PVCs) for those who registered between January to July, 2022, will begin.
INEC’s spokesman, Festus Okoye said in a statement dated 26th November, 2022, that the date and procedure for collection of PVCs will be made known after its retreat scheduled for November 28th to December 2nd, 2022.
The statement partly reads:
The Commission met today, Saturday 26th November 2022, and deliberated on a number of issues, among them the date and procedure for the collection of Permanent Voters’ Cards (PVCs) and the prosecution of persons arrested for illegal possession of PVCs.
Update on PVC Collection
Following the end of the statutory period for the display of the register of voters for claims and objections, the Commission is determined to make the collection of PVCs as seamless as possible. A Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) has been developed. This will be among the issues to be discussed and finalised at a retreat holding in Lagos from 28th November to 2nd December 2022 involving all the Resident Electoral Commissioners (RECs) from the 36 States of the Federation and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).
At the end of the retreat, the Commission will release the dates as well as the detailed procedure for the immediate collection of PVCs nationwide.
The Commission appreciates the patience and understanding of Nigerians, especially those who registered as voters or applied for transfer/replacement of their cards from for collection, the Commission is also working to ensure that the process is hitch-free.