The National Independent Electoral Commission (INEC) in Lagos Province has begun disbursement of more than 33,000 Permanent Voter Cards (PVCs) to newly registered voters in the province.
Mr Olusegun Agbaje, the Permanent Electoral Commissioner revealed this on Wednesday in Lagos.
Agbaje told the media while handing out PVCs to registered voters at the INEC offices in Somolu and Kosofe in local government areas that PVCs belong to those who registered between June 2021 and Dis. 2021.
He urged stakeholders to approach INEC offices in 20 local governments between 9am and 3pm from Monday to Friday to collect their PVCs.
According to him, there is no PVC collection by representative, every applicant must physically appear to collect the card.
He said the Commission, in an effort to prevent PVCs from falling into the wrong hands, would take data and photographs of those who collected their PVCs.
“PVCs for registered voters in the state are ready and we have symbolically flagged off the distribution in Somolu and Kosofe.
“For those who registered between January 2022 and now, INEC will announce when they will collect theirs,” he said.
An INEC official urged trained residents to participate in the ongoing Continuous Voter Registration (CVR) at INEC offices before it expires on June 30.
He said PVCs for those who do double or multiple registrations will not be printed.
Responding to the need for the distribution of PVCs at ward level, Agbaje urged voters to collect their cards at INEC offices in each council.
“Voters need to make sacrifices by collecting their cards at the INEC offices.
“When INEC headquarters decides that we should take the PVCs to Wards, we will do so in Lagos,” he said.