June 18, 2024
INEC Fixes May 27 To Start Distribution of PVCs Ahead of Edo Election
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INEC Fixes May 27 To Start Distribution of PVCs Ahead of Edo Election

The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, in Edo, will begin the distribution of about 373,030 uncollected Permanent Voter Cards, PVCs, on May 27.

Briefing a stakeholders’ meeting on the forthcoming Continuous Voter Registration, CVR, exercise on Thursday, the state Resident Electoral Commissioner, Anugbum Onuoha, said the PVC collection exercise would be done side-by-side with the CVR exercise, also scheduled for May 27.

The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the INEC Chairman, Mahmood Yakubu, had announced the beginning of the CVR exercise in Edo and Ondo States ahead of the governorship elections in the two states.

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The Resident Electoral Commissioner says while the statistics of registered voters in Edo is 2,501,081, the number of collected PVC is 2,128,288 and uncollected PVCs stand at 373,030.

He said both the CVR and the PVC collection would be a 10-day exercise, starting from May 27 to June 5, from 9.00 a.m. to 3.00 p.m. daily, including weekends.

The campaign window for the Edo election closes at midnight on Thursday 19th September 2024, and the election is scheduled to hold on Saturday 21st September 2024.

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