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INEC Extends Deadline for PVC Collection to March 8th



INEC - Bella NaijaThe Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has further extended the deadline for collection of Permanent Voter Cards (PVCs) until Sunday, March 8th, 2015.

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.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) was established by the Federal Government of Nigeria in May 1976 to gather and distribute news on Nigeria and cover events of interest to Nigeria at the international level for the benefit of the Nigerian Media and the Public.


  1. NagosBigBoi

    February 10, 2015 at 10:38 am

    At some point we need to decide that those that have not collected have either moved to a different area/state or have no intention of collecting/voting.
    In 2011, the people who voted were 50% of the people who registered. If we equate collection of PVC with voting intent, then we have over 60% now. A 60% turnout would be one of the highest ever and probably the highest in this 4th republic (if you exclude the rig fest that was 2003).

  2. ola

    February 10, 2015 at 12:21 pm

    what is the essence of putting up a story when you know it would be removed later?

  3. ola

    February 10, 2015 at 12:48 pm

    what is the essence of putting up a story when you know it would be removed later?where is the Doyin Okupe story?


      February 10, 2015 at 12:51 pm

      Hello ola,

      The information accompanying the video circulating on all media platforms was false – from the venue to the audience.
      The organisers of the event are preparing a statement which will clarify the happenings in the video.

      Refresh for the official statement which should be provided today.

      Thank you!

    • ola

      February 10, 2015 at 12:53 pm

      ok,thanks for the clarification

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