By Juliet Buna
Collection of Permanent Voters Cards from the Registration Areas at the ward levels across the country is expected to end on Sunday, January 22, 2023.
The collection of PVCs at the Registration Areas was initially scheduled to end on the 16th of January was extended by one week, while the collection at the local government area office of the commission earlier scheduled to end on the 22nd of January was extended to January 29.
INEC had previously said it would end the PVC collection on 22 January, 2023 having started the process on 12 December, 2022.
After a week of distributing the PVCs at Local Government Offices, INEC took the distribution exercise to the Registration Areas/Wards from 6 January.
The distribution at the ward level, earlier schedule to end on 15 January, has been extended to continue until 22 January, when the exercise would be taken back to the local government offices.
At the local government office, the exercise continues until 29 January, he added.
In a statement he released on the same day, Mr Okoye said the PVC collection now ends on 29 January.
“The Commission is encouraged by the turnout of registered voters and the surge in the number of collected PVCs across the country,” he said.