Prior to the general election of next year, the Independent National Electoral Commission INEC has set dates for the collecting of Permanent Voter Cards PVCs.
Festus Okoye, the National Commissioner for Information and Voter Education at INEC, said in a statement that the Commission convened on December 1, 2022, and discussed a number of topics, including when Permanent Voters Cards (PVCs) will be collected across the country.
The Commission held a retreat in Lagos with all the Administrative Secretaries and Resident Electoral Commissioners (RECs) from the 36 States of the Federation and the Federal Capital Territory from 28th November to 2nd December 2022.
“Consequently, the Commission has fixed Monday 12 December 2022 to Sunday 22 January 2023 as the dates for the collection of PVCs in all the 774 Local Government Offices of the Commission throughout the Federation”, he stated.
Additionally, the Commission decided to delegate PVC collection to the 8,809 Registration Areas/Wards from January 6 through 15, 2023.