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INEC extends PVC collection in Osun ahead governorship election

Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, INEC Chairman

By Olajide Idowu

Osogbo, June 18, 2022

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Osun says it has extended the collection of Permanent Voter Cards (PVCs) in Osun ahead of the state governorship election on July 16.

In a statement by the commission’s Public Affairs Officer, Mrs. Oluwaseun Osimosu on Saturday, INEC said that collection of PVCs had been extended to enable voters who had not collected their PVCs to do so before the election.

“INEC wishes to inform the public, most especially all eligible voters who have yet to collect their Permanent Voter Cards that they can collect their PVCs at the registration areas (wards) from June 22 to June 26.

“The collection would be between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. daily.

“Those coming for their cards collection are to come with their registration slips, issued to them during the registration exercise, in exchange for the PVCs.

“The commission wishes to reiterate that collection by proxy is not allowed.” the statement reads in part.

Osimosu also noted that “PVCs collection is free” and enjoined those yet to collect their voter cards to use the opportunity of the INEC extension period to collect them.

She said that the policy of INEC that “no PVC, no voting” still subsists, noting that INEC would ensure that their votes would count during the state governorship election.

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