The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has fixed Monday, December 12, 2022, to Sunday January 22, 2023, as the dates for the collection of the Permanent Voter Cards (PVCs) in all the 774 local government offices of the commission across the country.
National Commissioner and Chairman, Information and Voter Education Committee of INEC, Festus Okoye, disclosed this in Abuja, on Friday.
He recalled that INEC held a retreat in Lagos with all the Administrative Secretaries and Resident Electoral Commissioners (RECs) from the 36 states of the federation and the FCT from November 28 to December 2, 2022, where the commission finalised the procedure as well as the timetable for collection of PVCs.
“Consequently, the Commission has fixed Monday 12 December, 2022 to Sunday, 22 January, 2023 as the dates for the collection of PVCs in all the 774 local government offices of the commission throughout the Federation.
“The commission also resolved to devolve PVC collection to the 8,809 registration areas/wards from Friday 6th, to Sunday 15th, January 2023,” Okoye said.
He said those that are unable to collect their PVCs at the local government offices of the commission can do so at the registration areas/electoral wards.
The commission also said that after the 15th January, 2023, the exercise will revert to the local government offices of the commission until 22nd January 2023.
He urged all eligible and valid registrants to collect their PVCs from 9am to 3pm daily, including Saturdays and Sundays.