The Independent National Electoral Commission has urged Gombe residents to collect their Permanent Voter Cards.
According to The PUNCH, the electoral body revealed that no fewer than 231,900 PVCs were yet to be collected in Gombe State.
This was disclosed by the Resident Electoral Commissioner in charge of the state, Umar Ibrahim, on Tuesday.
The REC said, “The total number of uncollected PVCs in Gombe State as of December 20, 2022, is 231,900.
“I urge you to join us in calling on those who registered, transferred, updated their biodata or requested for replacement of their lost or damaged PVCs to go and collect their PVCs. The Commission’s preparation has however not been without challenges.” he said.
Ibrahim emphasized that there were plans in place to ensure that run-offs were held if required and added that the Commission would prefer not to preempt the process.
“That will wait until that time because we can’t say there will be run-off or there will not be run-off elections but when the time comes, INEC is fully prepared for it,” Ibrahim said.