The deadline for collecting Permanent Voters Cards (PVCs) has been extended by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) until Sunday, January 29, 2023.
INEC had previously set the collection deadline for Sunday, January 22, 2023.
However, following a meeting on Thursday, INEC announced that the deadline has been extended by eight days.
The INEC National Commissioner Festus Okoye, said in a statement, “The Commission is determined to ensure that registered voters have ample opportunity to collect their PVCs ahead of the forthcoming election. For this reason, the timeframe for the collection of PVCs is extended by eight days.”
Instead of ending on Sunday 22nd January 2023, the collection of PVCs will continue until Sunday 29th January 2023. At the moment, the period of collection is 9.00 am – 3.00 pm daily (including Saturdays and Sundays).”
Okoye explained that the development signals “a consequential adjustment of the collection by location as follows:
1 at the Registration Area (Ward) level is extended by one a week from Monday 16th – Sunday 22nd January 2023.
2 Collection at the Local Government level will resume on Monday 23rd – Sunday 29th January 2023.
According to him, the Commission is investigating allegations of INEC officials extorting Nigerians at PVC collection centers