The Independent National Electoral Commission, Lagos State, on Sunday said it would, on Wednesday, move about one million unclaimed Permanent Voters Cards to 245 wards in the state.

The INEC’c Public Relation Officer, Mr. Femi Akinbiyi, made this known to newsmen in Lagos. He said the PVCs would be available for collection from Wednesday by their owners at the state.

“INEC in Lagos State will, as from Wednesday, January 16, devolve the collection of Permanent Voters cards to the 245 Registration Areas (wards) in the state. The exercise is to make collection of PVCs easier for Lagosians.

The exercise, which will come to an end on January 21, will include Saturdays and Sundays from 9am to 4pm. Each day” Akinbiyi said in a statement.

According to him, after January 21, the collection will be reverted to the INEC’s offices at the 20 Local Government Areas and other designated centres in the state.

He said that the distribution of the PVCs at the Local Government Levels would be sustained until February 8, the last day for the collection of the voters card for 2019 general elections.

“The commision , therefore enjoins all that have  registered but have not collected their cards to make use of the opportunity offered by the commission to collect their PVCs as there will be no extension after February 8, 2019” Akinbiyi said. He added that about one million cards had yet to be collected across 8, 462 polling unit in the state.

Prof Mahumd Yakubu, INECChairman

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