Just three days to the deadline for the assemblage of Permanent Voter Cards (PVCs), INEC, on Tuesday, revealed that 333,610 PVCs were still on hold for collection in Kaduna State. Alhaji Kaugama Abdullahi, The Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC), made the disclosure to Newsmen in Kaduna.
Abdullahi revealed that INEC had processed 3,932,492 voters in the state, with 3,598,882 PVCs already distributed leaving a balance of 333,610 PVCs yet to be collected as on Monday, February 4th 2019.
The Commissioner further revealed that the distribution of the PVCs was on-going in all INEC offices in all 23 local government areas in the state and would end on February 8. Meanwhile, the Resident Commissioner disclosed that INEC had provided 8,012 Voting Points within the existing 5,102 Polling Units in the 255 wards to ease voting in the state.
According to Alhaji Kaugama Abdullahi, many of the polling units were jampacked, with some having more than 2000 voters, a situation that forced the creation of the voting points to make that eligible voters exercise their rights easily.