The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has fixed 2nd September for the commencement of collection of Permanent Voter Card (PVC) in Bayelsa and Kogi states. INEC has fixed 16th November 2019 for the governorship election in both states.
Consequently, INEC has asked the Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) of both states to organize stakeholder meetings in the States and Local Governments between the 26th and 30 of August 2019.
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The essence of the meeting is to sensitize the stakeholders on the modalities for the collection of the PVC.
The decision was reached on Monday at the INEC management meeting.
The decision reached, according to the commission, is that “The Resident Electoral Commissioners of the two States shall organize stakeholder meetings in the States and Local Governments between the 26th and 30 of August 2019 to sensitize the stakeholders on the modalities for the collection of the Permanent voters Cards(PVCs) from the Registration Areas and in the various communities.
“The collection of PVCs in the two Stetes will take place at the Registration Areas (RAS}/Wards in each of the Local Governments and Distribution officers (DOs) trained by the Commission will carry out this assignment.
“There will be two teams of Distribution officers per Local Government Area and the officers will rotate the distribution of the PVcs in the Registration Areas (RA) or from Community to Community based on a schedule agreed upon by the Resident Electoral Commissioner and the stakeholders.
“The Commission will commence the exercise on the 2 September 2019, and this will last till the 30h day of September 2019 between 9.00a.m to 3.00 p.m. (Monday to Friday).”