The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Oyo State has announced the devolution of Collection of Permanent Voters’ Cards (PVCs) to 351 Registration Areas/ Ward Collation Centers in all the 33 INEC Local Government Area offices ahead of preparations towards the forthcoming general elections in the state.
A statement issued on Friday by the Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) in the state, Dr. Adeniran Rahmon Tella, noted that the exercise will hold from Friday January 6, to Saturday January 15, 2023, from 9am to 3pm daily, including Saturdays and Sundays.
Tella further stated that the exercise is for all eligible valid registrant, those that applied for replacement of lost, damage or defaced PVCs and those that registered prior to the 2019 general elections and are yet to collect their cards.
He added that collection of PVCs will revert to all the 33 INEC Local Government Area Offices until January 22, 2023.
The REC, however, implored the electorate to make good use of the exercise as collection will not be by proxy.