PVC Collection: INEC Embarks On Traders Sensitisation In Akwa Ibom

The Independent National Electoral commission (INEC) in Akwa Ibom State in south-south Nigeria on Friday embarked on a one-day market outreach programme, to sensitise traders … Continue reading PVC Collection: INEC Embarks On Traders Sensitisation In Akwa Ibom


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PVC_Distribution_LagosThe Independent National Electoral commission (INEC) in Akwa Ibom State in south-south Nigeria on Friday embarked on a one-day market outreach programme, to sensitise traders and the general public on the need to collect their Permanent Voter Cards (PVC) in order to participate in next month’s general elections.

The outreach programme was held at two major markets in the capital  – Afaha market and Akpan Andem market.

‘Frustrating Process’

According to the spokesman of the INEC in Akwa Ibom State and the leader of the outreach team, David Edak, the exercise was organised to encourage the public to collect their PVCs, to vote for candidates of their choice in the upcoming elections

Most people at the market said they had collected their PVCs and were ready for the elections.

A few others, however, said they were yet to get theirs, owing to what they describe as a ‘frustrating process’.

The INEC chairman, Professor Attahiru Jega, has continued to promise Nigeria that the commission would do its best in ensuring free, fair and credible elections, assuring Nigerians that the commission would achieve at least 80 per cent of distribution of the PVCs.

“We are not promising a perfect election in 2015 but we are confident that we will do our best,” Professor Jega told reporters in one of the recent press conferences.

The commission had also started the sensitisation of electorates on how the card reader, which would be used in the election, works.