The director of voter education for the Independent National Electoral Commission in Gombe State, Ibrahim Nuhu, claims that as of 22 January 2023, 89,880 PVCs remain uncollected.
Nuhu revealed that the figures were based on the 2019 PVC leftovers and the most current enrollment.
He revealed this at Gombe during the meeting of North-East stakeholders about the general elections of 2023, which was hosted by the Centre for Transparency Advocacy.
According to The Punch, it was reported that 206,407 PVCs had been gathered in the state as of January 12, 2023.
“62 799 PVCs remain uncollected for 2019.” A total of 8,682 new PVCs have so far been gathered after sensitization, and Abuja provided nearly 176,795 of the new PVCs we got.
Though “141,022 have been gathered by persons during the collection period, our balance is approximately 35,773, but the old one had a balance of 54,107. This revision is based on January 22, 2023,” he stated.
In her remarks, executive director of the Centre for Transparency Advocacy, Faith Nwadishi, urged the peace accord’s organizers to include the signing of an affidavit.
It’s crucial to remind the lawmakers of the Peace Accord they voluntarily signed, the woman stated. As the intensity of the elections and campaigns increased, this became more crucial.
“It is stated that 52 election-related acts of violence were reported in 22 states over the course of a month, from October 8 to November 9. This figure is alarming and must be allowed to linger.
We urge politicians to uphold the peace agreement they freely signed, control their supporters, show respect for opposing candidates, avoid using obscene language, and, most importantly, abstain from violence because there is only one nation we can call home.
“After signing a peace agreement, an affidavit should be sworn to take action on the formal signing.
Nwadishi revealed that the lack of well-defined beliefs among political parties may be the root of the nation’s alarming desertion rate.
Speaking in his own right, the chairman of the Christian Association of Nigeria in Gombe State, Joseph Shinga, was represented by the secretary, Solomon Ayanwale, and he encouraged religious leaders to refrain from sponsoring political party candidates.
“Because the APC, PDP, and Labour party are among our membership. To require someone to vote for someone based only on their religious convictions would be unfair, he added.
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