PVC: Imo electorate applaud extension of deadline for collection

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Cross section of electorate in Imo have described the extension of  deadline for collection of permanent Voter’s Card (PVC) by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) as a `welcome development’.

The residents bared their minds while speaking to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Owerri on Friday.

Most of the registered voters who were yet to collect their PVCs thanked INEC for the move, describing it as `considerate’.

Mr Obinna Okenze, Campaign Coordinator of the Action Alliance (AA) Governorship candidate, Mr Uche Nwosu commended INEC for the decision and called on all registered voters who were yet to collect their PVCs to take advantage of the extension of the deadline.

This, he said, would enable them exercise their civic right of voting for candidates of their choice.

“The extension of deadline by INEC is a welcome development. I commend the INEC for this move.

“At the same time I call on all those who are yet to do so to go to their different Local Government (LG) offices and claim their PVCs so as to be able to exercise their franchise on Election Days,” he said.

Another voter, Mrs Barbara Chikerendu, a teacher who was spotted in one of the long queues said that although she had come more than twice for her PVC, she still thanked INEC for displaying patriotism when it mattered most.

“It is very patriotic of INEC to have extended the deadline. I hope I will get mine today because it is the third time I am coming for it,” she said.

Mr Cyril Christopher enjoined all voters to collect their PVCs before the new deadline in order to avoid what he described as `self denial of their fundamental right,’ he said.

NAN reports that the electoral body on Friday extended the deadline for collection of PVCs to Feb. 11 based on public demand. (NAN)

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