INEC To Distribute PVC In Borno Saturday

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The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, said on Friday it would distribute Permanent Voters Cards between Saturday, January 10 and 15 in troubled Borno State.
Outgoing Resident Electoral Commissioner for Borno State, Prof. Tukur Sa’ad, made the promise to journalists in Maiduguri, the capital of the state. Sa’ad said the exercise would be limited to Maiduguri and Jere Local Government Areas due to deadly activities by the boko haram sect, adding there would be Continuous Voter Registration for individuals who had attained voter’s age during the period.
He said: “The issuance of PVC to registered voters and the CVR will take place in Maiduguri and Jere LGA considered being relatively safe for now.
“The exercise will last for six days.
“The PVC will be issued based on the temporary voters’ card issued at the nationwide voters registration in 2010.
“PVC is like an ATM card that will not allow an individual to vote more than once in an election.
“The CVR is for individuals who have attained voter’s age or those whose names were missing in the voters register.”
The electoral commissioner said the process would hold at ward levels and in camps where Internally Displaced Persons camps are sheltered.

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