Independent National Electoral Commission advocates PVC collection


The Independent National Electoral Commission says it is partnering with the Nigerian Communication Commission to send messages to owners of the uncollected Permanent Voter Cards.

A National Commissioner of INEC, Soyebi Adedeji, made this known on yesterday in Abuja at the Nigeria Civil Society Situation Room Dialogue Session on Osun Election.

Adedeji said the measure became imperative in order to remind Nigerians of their civic duty so as to ensure a successful electoral process.

He said that the number of uncollected PVCs with the commission was of great concern, adding that this number could determine who wins or loses elections.

Adedeji said that 46 political parties out of the 91 registered had notified the commission about their primaries and when their activities would pick up.

He urged CSOs to partner with INEC to monitor the activities of political parties to ensure that parties played the game according to the rules.