The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has rescheduled the distribution of Permanent Voters Cards (PVCs) in nine local governments in Lagos state and other states that were left out in the recently concluded third phase of the programme.
The states include Niger, Katsina, Rivers, Nasarawa, Kaduna and Borno where PVCs are yet to be distributed and the Continuous Voter Registration (CVR) exercise pending.
PVC distribution is slated to take place in Rivers, Nasarawa and nine other local governments in Lagos state from Friday November 28th – Sunday November 30, while CVR would take place from Wednesday December 3 – Monday December 8, 2014.
In a release by the Chief Press Secretary to INEC Chairman, Kayode Idowu said the Commission met with leaders of registered political parties to present a progress report on the production of PVCs and also to explain lingering challenges necessitating readjustments in the previously announced schedule.
Meanwhile, in Kaduna and Katsina states, PVC distribution would take place from Saturday, December 6th to Monday, December 8th, 2014, while the CVR will take place from Wednesday December 10th to Monday, December 15th, 2014.
PVC distribution in Niger and Borno states will now take place from Friday, December 12th to Sunday, December 14th, 2014 and CVR will take place from Wednesday, December 17th to Monday, December 22nd, 2014.