The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, has on Monday, lamented over the refusal of the people of Rivers State to collect their Permanent Voters Cards, PVCs, after successfully registering, Page 36b learnt.
The INEC National Commissioner in charge of Delta, Cross River and Rivers States, May Agbamuche, revealed this while briefing Newsmen in Port Harcourt, the Rivers State capital.
The INEC Commissioner said that out of 54,945 PVCs that have been received, only 10,373 have so far been collected.
She therefore, called on the people of the State to ensure they come forward to collect their PVCs.
Her exact words: “With regards to the distribution of new PVCs, a total of 54,945 have been received, but only 10,373 have been collected so far, leaving an outstanding balance of 44,572.
“From the old PVCs we have on record, 302,297 cards, 33,575 collected.
“I must be emphatic and put on record that the collection of PVCs here has been abysmally low, with 7 months to go to the general elections.
“We urge the people of Rivers State to collect their PVCs on time, and not to wait until the last minute.”
She further assured that the Commission is committed to ensuring that no one is disenfranchised, ahead of the 2023 general elections.