Osun GUBER: ‘400,000 PVCs yet to be claimed’

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Jega INEC

One of the accredited observers of the August 9 governorship election in Osun State, Justice and Equity Organization has observed that many electorate are yet to collect their Permanent Voters Cards (PVCs).
To this end, the group has appealed to residents of the state to collect their PVCs at their respective INEC offices in the local government areas.
Addressing journalists in Osogbo yesterday, the Co-ordinator of the group, Mr. Tunde Bafunsho observed that many of the PVCs are yet to be collected at INEC offices in all the 30 Local Government areas of the state, disclosing that about 400,000 PVCs are yet to be claimed by duly registered electorate at the various offices of the INEC in the state.
Bafunsho, who said the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has accredited the group for monitoring of the election in the state said only voters with PVCs will be able to vote during the poll.
The rights activist who bemoaned the high figure of unclaimed PVCs during Ekiti governorship election advised the electorate to collect their PVCs, noting that doing so, would guarantee the election of the right candidate to govern the state.
“The distribution of permanent voters’ cards which began earlier in the year  is still ongoing without any condition.
INEC is very transparent, independent, non-partisan and has not been requesting and would never ask for your party identity before it releases the PVCs,” he stated.
He also urged the citizens that registered during the Continuous Voters’ Registration (CVR) exercise that took place from 12th to 16th March, and those who had done their inter-state and intra-state transfers of voters’ cards to visit INEC offices and collect their PVCs.
He said that INEC has made adequate arrangement to make Osun gubernatorial election better than the recently conducted Ekiti election, saying, the electorate should collect their PVCs and  perform their civic rights for the sustenance of democracy in the country.

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