2019: INEC To Burn Unclaimed PVCs

By Ikenga Chronicles March 14, 2018

2019: INEC To Burn Unclaimed PVCs

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), will be compelled to burn unclaimed Permanent Voters Cards (PVC), across the country before the 2019 general elections to prevent electoral manipulations.

This was disclosed by the Resident Electoral Officer (REC) in Ondo State, Dr Rufus Akeju, who advised Nigerians to go to INEC offices to claim their PVCs before the elections next year.

While speaking to journalists in Akure, Akeju said the commission is making relentless efforts to contact affected Nigerians to claim their voter’s card.

He said, “Out of 1,659,186 registered voters in Ondo State, only 1,288,722 people have collected their PVCs while the remaining 370,464 have their voters’ cards uncollected.”

Even though he never revealed how close to the election the cards will have to be burnt, he said the burning process “would be made open for all Nigerians to witness.”

Dr Akeju also noted that INEC will investigate the reasons for the high number of unclaimed PVCs around the country.