Monday, 7 May 2018

Tinubu advises Federal Government to declare public holiday for collection of PVCs

Oluremi Tinubu, wife of the national leader of the APC Bola Tinubu and senator representing Lagos Central Senatorial District on Sunday urged the federal government to declare public holidays for collection of Permanent Voter Cards (PVCs), ahead of the December 2018 deadline.
Mrs Tinubu, in a statement in Lagos, said that the PVCs were the tools to participating in the forthcoming 2019 general elections. She also urged residents in the state to ensure that they collect their PVCs.

The call is sequel to revelations by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) that over seven million PVCs were yet to be collected nationwide, with one million, four hundred thousand from Lagos State.

Towards the 2019 elections, INEC had released modalities for ongoing continuous voter registration. The centres open from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily.

Mrs Tinubu pleaded that the period should be extended; and should include weekends to allow people who were unable to visit the centres during work hours to do so at weekends.

She said INEC should ensure that it had adequate resources to make the process quick and easy. She also called for increased voter education and sensitisation to achieve the desired results.

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