The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has announced the dates for the collection of permanent voters cards (PVCs) ahead of the 2023 general election.
Festus Okoye, the National Commissioner and Chairman Information and Voter Education Committee of INEC, make the announcement in a statement on Friday night, December 2.
He said INEC held a retreat in Lagos with all the Administrative Secretaries and Resident Electoral Commissioners (RECs) from the 36 states of the federation and the FCT from November 28 to December 2, where the commission finalised the procedure as well as the timetable for collection of PVCs.
According to him, “Consequently, the Commission has fixed Monday 12 December 2022 to Sunday 22 January 2023 as the dates for the collection of PVCs in all the 774 local government offices of the commission throughout the Federation.
The commission also resolved to devolve PVC collection to the 8,809 registration areas/wards from Friday 6th to Sunday 15th January 2023.”
He said those who are unable to collect their PVCs at the local government offices of the commission can do so at the registration areas/electoral wards.
He urged all eligible and valid registrants to collect their PVCs from 9.00am to 3.00pm daily, including Saturdays and Sundays.