The independent National Electoral Commission in Plateau state has disclosed that a total of 309, 000 Permanent Voters cards are yet to be collected by registered voters in the state.
The Resident Electoral commissioner in the state, Mal. Hussaini Halilu Pai disclosed this during a meeting with chairmen of all political parties in the state. He said without the PVC no voter will be allowed to vote even if the person has registered.
“Plateau State INEC had successfully registred over 500,000 electorates between April 2017 and August, 2018, out of which 150,000 have so far collected their PVCs while remaining 309,000 are yet to be collected”.
Pai also disclosed that INEC will do its best to move to the registration areas for the distribution of the remaining PVCs.
He urged the political parties to ensure that electorates collect their permanent voters cards before the election time, saying INEC will not use the incident form during the 2019 general elections.
“Card readers will perform better and there will be no more card readers failure in 2019”.
He, however, advised all the political parties to be peaceful during their campaigns and rallies, saying they should properly inform INEC on dates, venues and times of their campaigns to monitor as was done during the primaries.