By Patrick Obia and Rose Ofem
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Cross River State has said it is to commence the Permanent Voter Cards (PVCs) collection exercise at the 193 political wards in the State.
This was contained in a press release signed by the State Resident Electoral Commissioner, Dr. Frankland Briyai addressed to CrossRiverWatch stating that the exercise will kick off from Wednesday 16th to Monday 21’st January 2019.
INEC urged Cross Riverians to aver themselves of the opportunity and collect their Permanent Voters Card to enable them vote in the forth coming general elections as no one will be allowed to vote or near the polling unit without his or her voters card.
The Press Release reads: “The independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) is to commence the Permanent Voter Cards (PVCs) collection exercise at the One Hundred and Ninety three (193) wards in the State.
“The six day exercise would be from Wednesday January 16 to Monday January 21, 2019.
The public is advised to take advantage of the 6 days exercise at the ward level and collect their PVCs ahead of the general elections.
“The PVCs collection exercise would after January 21, 2019 continue in the Local Government INEC Area offices and other designated centre.
“Collection of PVCs would be suspended on February 8, 2019 till after the General Elections.
The commission reminds the electorate that those without PVCs will not be allowed into the polling unit on election day and would not vote during the elections.” It ends.
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