THE Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has ordered the decentralisation of the ongoing distribution of Permanent Voter Cards (PVCs) to ward levels in order to enhance access by persons yet to collect their cards.
Before now, the distribution was done at the local government offices of the Commission, since the end of distribution at the polling unit level.
But distribution of the PVCs, according to a statement by Kayode Robert Idowu, Chief Press Secretary (CPS) to INEC Chairman, Prof Attahiru Jega, will henceforth be at Ward level nationwide.
“The Commission, at its meeting on Thursday, January 8, resolved that the period for distribution of the cards should be extended.
“Registered voters, who are yet to collect their cards, can now do so from 8.30 a.m. to 5.30 p.m. daily.
“Secretary to the Commission, Mrs. Augusta C. Ogakwu, Idowu said Resident Electoral Commissioners (RECs) have been mandated to set up effective monitoring strategies and ensure that the specified hours are strictly complied with by relevant INEC staff,” the statement added.