By Our Reporter
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has extended the deadline for the collection of permanent voter cards (PVC).
The collection deadline which was to elapse today (Friday) has been extended by by three days.This is coming days after the PDP asked for extension of the date.
The INEC Chairman, Mahmood Yakubu made announcement during a meeting with Resident Electoral Commissioners (RECs) in Abuja on Friday.
He went on to say that it is being extended till Monday February 11 to ensure that no registered voter is disenfranchised.
He said the collection will now be done from 9am to 6pm daily.
“All State offices are hereby directed to review the procedure for the collection of PVCs and dedicate all the staff of the local government offices to the collection process.
“The Commission wishes to reassure Nigerians that we will continue to take every necessary step to ensure that no registered voter is disenfranchised on account of non-collection of PVCs.” He said.
He added that the commission is also taking urgent steps to address complaints of unavailability of the PVCs of some registered voters before the end the deadline for the collection.