Monday, November 28

Anambra: 81,778 newly printed PVCs available for collection – INEC

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The Independent National Electoral Commission on Tuesday said that 81,778 newly printed Permanent Voter Cards were ready for collection in Anambra State.

The commission disclosed this in a statement titled, ‘Update on Preparations for the Anambra State Governorship Election’ signed by the National Commissioner and Chairman, Information and Voter Education Committee, Festus Okoye, on Tuesday in Abuja.

Okoye said that the new printed PVCs included for newly registered voters and those who applied for replacement or transfer of their cards in the state during the just concluded first phase of the Continuous Voter Registration in the state.

He said that the cards had been printed and would be delivered to INEC office in Anambra State on Thursday.

“In our previous update, the Commission informed the public that a total of 138,802 Nigerians completed the registration in Anambra State.

“After a thorough cleaning up of the data, it was discovered that the number of multiple registrants was 62,698.

“Consequently, the number of valid registrants dropped to 76,104.

“During the same period, there were 5,674 requests for transfers, update of voter information and replacement of lost or damaged cards, giving a cumulative total of 81,778 PVCs.

“These cards have been printed and will be delivered to our office in Anambra State on Thursday, October 28.”

The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the released summary of polling unit agents released by INEC indicated that details of 6,068 agents were expected to be uploaded on INEC dedicated portal from each of the 17 parties participating in the election.

The summary showed that the All Progressives Grand Alliance, Social Democratic Party and Zenith Labour Party were the parties that uploaded details of that expected number of agents.

It showed that the All Progressives Congress uploaded details of its 6,012 agents, the Peoples Democratic Party 6,003, Young Progressives Congress 6,071, and Action Alliance 6,067 while Boot Party did not upload any details.

Okoye assured the people of Anambra State of INEC’s determination to proceed with the conduct of the election.

The commissioner appealed to all the critical stakeholders and citizens in the state to cooperate with the commission for a successful exercise.

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