Bowing to pressure and calls by well-meaning Nigerians, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has extended the deadline for the collection of Permanent Voter Cards (PVCs) from January 29 to February 5, 2023.
The extension followed a meeting of INEC’s Resident Electoral Commissioners (RECs) across the country with the Chairman, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu in Abuja.
INEC earlier extended the deadline for the collection of PVCs but a National Commissioner, Mr Festus Okoye, said the time frame has been extended by one week.
“Arising from reports from the various States and discussions with Resident Electoral Commissioners, the Commission has decided to further extend PVC collection in all its Local Government Offices nationwide by an additional one week.
“The ongoing collection of PVCs nationwide will therefore continue and end on 5th February 2023.
“This is the second time the Commission is extending PVC collection nationwide and this will be the last extension of the exercise.
“The collection period has further been extended by an additional two hours and will start at 9 am and end at 5 pm daily including Saturdays and Sundays,” Okoye said in a statement on Saturday.