Wednesday, August 1, 2018

INEC Sets August 17 As Deadline For PVC To Resume After 2019 Election

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has set August 17 as deadline for voter’s registration and would resume after the 2019 General Elections scheduled from Feb. 26 and March 2 to enable it to produce the Permanent Voter Cards (PVCs) for distribution.

Public Affairs Officer of INEC in Gombe , Mohorret Bigun revealed this to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Wednesday that the exercise would henceforth include weekends and public holidays to allow for more people to register beginning from Aug.1.

He added that INEC was not planning to extend the exercise beyond Aug. 17 as being anticipated in some quarters.

Bigun said:
“There will be no extension of ongoing registration beyond the Aug. 17 deadline. Those who are anticipating extension should go and register.
“From Aug. 1, we are going to operate from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Sunday. This is to give room for those who are yet to turn up for the exercise.
“We have been directed to suspend the registration of voters until the 2019 general elections are concluded,’’.
Bigun appealed to those who have not  registered to take advantage of the adjustment in the timetable.