Kwankwaso collects PVC, but urges INEC to wake up

Kwankwaso collects PVC, but urges INEC to wake up

Saturday, November 8, 2014 7:59 pm

Kwankwaso: excoriates INEC on PVCs distribution lapses

Kwankwaso: excoriates INEC on PVCs distribution lapses

Gov. Rabiu Kwankwaso of Kano State on Saturday collected his Permanent Voter’s Card (PVC) at the Kwankwaso Malamai Primary School in Madobi Local Government Area of Kano State, with an advice to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to correct the lapses recorded during the ongoing distribution of PVCs in the state.

He said the state government learnt that only two wards in Dawakin Tofa local council have their cards ready for collecetion. There are 10 wards in the council.

The governor added that there were reported cases of hitches in Gezawa and Nassarawa Local Governments, as there was lack of cards in some of the polling units.

Meanwhile, the INEC the state has given eligible voters the assurance of getting their Permanent Voters Cards (PVC).

Alhaji Garba Mohammed, the INEC Assistant Director of Public Affairs, gave the assurance in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Kano on Saturday.

The assurance came on the heels of complaints from many eligible voters who have yet to receive their PVCs.

He urged all those who had not received their PVCs to exercise patience as the commission was doing its best to address the challenges being encountered at some of the polling units.

“People should exercise patience as anybody who does not receive his or her own will be registered during the next exercise,’’ he said.

The exercise, which began on Friday, has witnessed a large turnout of people at the polling units in the state.

In Yakasai, Tarauni, Gandun Albasa, Sabuwar Gandu, Court road and Tukuntawa areas of Kano metropolis, the exercise went on smoothly.

It was, however, observed that people had to queue for a long time before collecting their cards in some places.

A cross section of the people expressed satisfaction with the conduct of the exercise.

They, however, called on the commission to extend the period in view of the delay experienced in the commencement of the exercise in some areas.

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