60, 000 PVCs unclaimed in Gombe state-INEC



The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) says over 60, 000 Permanent Voters Cards (PVCs) are yet to be claimed in its Gombe state office.


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Alhaji Umar Ibrahim, the state’s INEC Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) said this in Gombe Thursday at a news conference.

said INEC had put in place for the resumption of the Continuous Voter Registration (CVR) for qualified Nigerians in the state.

“I think the is caused by the attitude of waiting for the last minute before showing up for and collection of PVCs,” he said.


He said the resumption of the CVR was an opportunity for qualified Nigerians to register.

“It is the right of every eligible citizen to to be qualified as a potential voter,” he said.


said the CVR would last for a year, adding that there was no need for people to wait until the last minute and start rushing.


the end of the previous CVR, the commission had to extend the time twice before suspending the finally.


“That’s why we have over 60, 000 unclaimed PVCs with us and I am using this medium to tell them to come and their PVCs,” he said.

who is the ninth INEC REC in the state, said that the online pre-registration, aimed at widening voter access to polling units commenced Monday, June 28.


“The commission’s desire in introducing the online pre- through its portal is to reduce overcrowding at centers, while making the process faster and easier for all prospective registrants,” he said.

He said the CVR would commence July 19, at the INEC state and Local Government offices across the state.


“The will have commenced in 2020 but for COVID-19 pandemic,” he said.
said the resumption of CVR would provide opportunity for individuals who attained the age of 18, as well as with accreditation issues in the past and wishing to transfer voting location among others to do so.(NAN)