INEC Chairman Warns “No PVC Distribution By Proxy”

Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Professor Mahmood Yakubu, has warned that the Commission will not condone distribution of Permanent Voter Cards (PVCs) by proxy, even as he termed as “not encouraging” the low level of collection of the remaining 7.8 million uncollected PVCs across the country.

The INEC Chairman stated this yesterday during a quarterly meeting with Resident Electoral Officers (RECs) at the INEC Headquarters, Abuja.

He disclosed that the Commission would review its existing partnership with State Independent Electoral Commission’s (SIECS), to ensure PVCs were properly distributed and were received by their rightful owners well ahead of the Local Government Area (LGA) elections in the states.

He pointed out that the PVCs had to be distributed “in a manner that places INEC squarely in charge of the delivery of the PVCs no delivery of the PVCs by proxy, it has to be delivered to the true owners by us”.