This is contained in a statement signed by the Secretary to the Commission, Augusta Ogakwu in Abuja on Monday.
The statement quoted Ogakwu as saying the four weeks extension of the deadline followed the rescheduling of the 2015 general elections.
She stated that “the Commission expresses hope that the extension will finally avail every registered voter, yet to collect his/her PVC, the opportunity to do so in readiness for the general elections.’’
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) recalls that INEC had on February 1st extended the deadline for collection of PVCs to February 8th, 2015 following the earlier deadline of January 31, 2015.
INEC had also on Saturday, February 7th, rescheduled the 2015 general elections by six weeks citing security concerns.
The Commission rescheduled the Presidential and National Assembly elections from February 14th to March 28th, and Governorship and state Houses of Assembly polls from February 28th to April 11th.