Friday 10 February 2023

INEC Mocks Buying of PVCs By Politicians...


Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has said buying of Permanent Voters Cards (PVCs) will not help any politician during the general elections.

The Kaduna INEC administrative secretary, Mr. Auwal Mashi, said this yesterday at a stakeholder meeting in Kaduna State.
He also disclosed that INEC is almost 90 per cent ready for the conduct of the 2023 general election.

Mashi said that the commission held a successful mock accreditation to ascertain the functionality and efficacy of the Bimodal Voter Accreditation System (BVAS) machine.
He said “I can assure you that God willing, we will not have any problems with our machines”.

According to Mashi, about 408, 000 new Permanent Voter Cards (PVCs) and 228, 000 others transferred from other locations had been collected by their owners.

He said sensitive materials for the election were already secured at the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN).

He further said INEC was collaborating with the CBN to ensure the availability of cash for the running of the election without hitches.
Meanwhile, stakeholders raised alarm over the rate in which politicians are luring the electorate into selling their PVCs.

The meeting had in attendance representatives of political parties, traditional rulers, media and others.


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