The Jigawa offices of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has stated that it distributed 15, 722 Permanent Voters Card (PVC) to eligible voters across the 27 local government areas of Jigawa State, the Resident Electoral Commissioner of the Commission, Dr. Aliyu Muhammad, has said.
Briefing newsmen in his office, he stated that the collection consisted of both old and new PVCs under the registration of new voters and Collection of Permanent Voters Card by eligible voters across the state.
Dr. Muhammad said that in the first quarter of 2017, the Jigawa offices of INEC had distributed 47,000 PVCs to eligible voters, while in the first quarter of this year the commission disbursed 64,152 voters cards to Jigawa eligible voters.
However, out of the 20,960 voters registered, about 10,571 collected their PVCs, adding out of the total number 0f 64,152 eligible voters registered, the commission was able to disburse 15,722 certified voters cards to their rightful owners through the mobilisation of our staff commitments.
Similarly, the Commission has disbursed over 10,000 voters cards in this first quarter of this year to date.
He called upon voters who are yet to either registered or collect their Permanent Voters Cards to visit their nearest local government areas to do so as enough PVC cards had been disbursed to LGA’s for collections.