To get some accolades and not be part of lazy Nigerians, Get your PVC
According to the official timetable released by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), the presidential and National Assembly elections will take place on February 16, 2019, while the elections for state governors, state house of assembly representatives, and council representatives will take place on March 2, 2019.
To have a voice that matters as a Nigerian, you need a Permanent Voter’s Card (PVC) to vote for your preferred candidates.
If you don’t already have one, here are the simple steps to acquiring a PVC before the registration period ends:
1. As long as you’re a Nigerian who has attained the required voting age of 18, all you have to do is show up at the nearest INEC LGA office with a valid means of identification like a birth certificate, a driver’s licence, national passport, or any other document that can prove identity, age and nationality. The exercise runs between 9am and 3pm, Monday to Friday, excluding the public.
2. After the registration process is complete, INEC will issue you a Temporary Voter’s Card (TVC) as a placeholder for when the permanent one will be ready.
3. When your PVC is ready, you can use the TVC to claim it at your INEC LGA office after your name has been verified on the distribution list.
You can verify your PVC status by checking if your name has been added to the voters’ register by checking the “Voter Register Verification Platform” on the INEC website.
The Continuous Voter Registration (CVR) exercise will be suspended in December 2018, 60 days before the commencement of the election.
4 states from South West top list out of 5 states with the highest number of uncollected PVC.
Ibadan Media highlights that, one thing is sure, our fasting and prayer, arguments, criticism, social media participation and all cannot be counted, only your PVC will make your vote to be counted.
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has said that it was still in possession of 7,920,129 Permanent Voter Cards (PVCs) yet to be collected from its offices across the nation.
The commission disclosed this in a tabular data on consolidated PVCs as at March 22, 2018, released on Tuesday in Abuja.
The data showed that 8,271,401 PVCs were yet to be not collected as of 2016.
A breakdown of the uncollected PVCs as at March 2018 also reveals that Lagos has the highest number of 1,401,390; followed by Oyo, 647,586; and Edo, 449,001 cards, while Kano has 195,941.
The data also shows Bauchi state with the least number of uncollected PVCs at 15,542, followed by Bayelsa and Plateau 28,533 and 25,300
The commission, however, disclosed that 351,272 PVCs had so far been collected across the 36 states and the FCT between 2015 to March 2018.
INEC further showed that 230,175 out of the 351,272 PVCs were collected in 2017 while the remaining 121,097 cards were collected in 2018.
The state with the highest number of PVCs collected, between 2017 and 2018, is Anambra with 102,264 collected cards; with the breakdown of 95,385 and 6,879 cards collected in 2017 and 2018, according to the commission.
Kogi and Lagos followed with 41,174 and 20,002 cards collected, it said.
The data also shows that 15,318 and 25,856 PVCs were collected in Kogi in 2017 and 2018; 14,907 and 5,095 collected in Lagos in the same order.
The states with the least total number of collected PVCs within 2017 and 2018 are: Zamfara with 40; followed by Taraba, 158; and Bauch 558 collected card, according to INEC.
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Perform your civic duty, collect your PVC today.