The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has extended the deadline for PVC collection to from 8th February to 11th February 2019, according to Mahmood Yakubu, INEC Chairman.
Prof. Yakubu made this known to newsmen in Abuja on friday during a meeting with the Resident Electoral Commissioners (REC).
He said; “The collection of PVCs scheduled to end today Friday, February 8, is hereby extended nationwide to Monday, February 11. This will include Saturday and Sunday.”
“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-eollection of PVCs.”
He added that the INEC is taking urgent steps to address complaints of unavailability of the PVCs of some registered voters before the end the deadline for the collection.
“We wish to reiterate that after the deadline of Monday, all uncollected PVCs will be recalled and deposited with the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) for safe-keeping until after the general elections when the collection of cards and the continuous registration of voters will resume,” Yakubu said.