Following months of continuous voters registration for permanent voters card ahead of the 2019 General elections, the management of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has announced a temporary closing date for the exercise.
According to INEC Chairman, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, the production of Permanent Voter Cards (PVCs) requires several months to be done, hence the need to bring the exercise to a close.
“At the meeting with political parties, they proposed mid-August for the CVR to end. When we met with the Civil Societies, they also proposed mid-August and now the media is proposing the first week of August. So, can we now make a shift? Let us take it to the middle of August”, he said.
As a result, the ongoing CVR exercise has been announced to temporarily close on Friday, August 17, 2018.
Residents who are yet to obtain the PVCs are advised to use the ongoing window of the CVR exercise to obtain their cards.