July 25, 2024
Nigeria No Longer Needs PVCs For Elections –Yiaga Africa
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Nigeria No Longer Needs PVCs For Elections –Yiaga Africa

The executive director of Yiaga Africa, Samson Itodo, has said with the introduction of the Bi-Modal Voter Accreditation System (BIVAS), there is no need to use Permanent Voters Card (PVC) during elections.

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He disclosed this while speaking about the forthcoming Edo and Ondo governorship elections later in the year.

Itodo said BIVAS should have cancelled the use of PVC in the country’s elections, calling for electoral laws to be updated to capture the new realities.

He raised a concern that most of the 269,000 intending voters who recently registered might not get their PVCs before the elections in Edo and Ondo.

He posited that once a voter has any means of identification be it National Identity Card, driving licence or passport, and their name is on the register, they should be able to vote