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Use Any Finger To Vote – INEC

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), has debunked rumours stating that it has changed the pattern of voting. According to the rumour which has made rounds on social media platforms, “you don’t vote with your thumb anymore, you vote with your index finger. “Any vote cast with the thumb is void (cancelled) vote,” the rumour had stated. But the electoral body, in a rebuttal, said any finger can be used to cast vote, adding that the voter only has to ensure that the mark is inside the box of the…

INEC Worry Over Fire Outbreaks, Loses 8,966 PVCs, 380 Voting cubicles, 755 Ballot Boxes

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has raised the alarm over the two fire incidents in its offices in less than one week which led to the destruction of 8,966 Permanent Voters Cards. Worried by the development, the commission said it has drawn the attention of the Acting Inspector-General of Police Mohammed Adamu to it, and requested for additional security measures to be provided to enhance security around its offices and other critical structures. While promising that all the burnt materials would…

‘INEC Told My Wife Her PVC Wasn’t Printed After Texting Her To Come For Collection’

A twitter user, Nicholas Ibekwe (@nicholasibekwe), has expressed frustration over his wife’s inability to collect her Permanent Voters Card (PVC) from the office of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) after receiving a text from the commission that her PVC was ready for collection. According to Ibekwe, his wife got a message from INEC informing her to come to their office to pick up her printed PVC. But on getting to the Commission’s office, she was told her PVC had not been printed. In the tweet that…

INEC Speaks On Fate Of Owners Of Pvcs Lost In Abia Fire

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) said the fate of owners of Permanent Voter Cards (PVC) lost in its Abia office fire would be decided after investigations. It said that it has directed its Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) in Abia to investigate and ascertain the level of damage at its office in Isiala-Ngwa South Local Government Area. Festus Okoye, INEC National Commissioner and Chairman, Information and Voter Education, stated this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Monday in…

M.I Abaga Uses PVC As Ticket To Show In Jos, Abuja

Nigerian rapper, Jude Abaga, known as M.I has said his show which will hold today in Jos will attract Permanent Voters Cards, PVC, as a ticket for entry. M.I is said to start his CBN tour 2019 today in Jos while Abuja will be on the 3rd of this month. “People can register and get a ticket to the show but once they have their PVCs and are registered to vote, the concert is free,” he said on Thursday. He explained that this way, the youths, underprivileged and his fans in Nigeria will be motivated to get their PVC.…

INEC Takes PVC Collection To Registration Area, Wards, Fixes Feb. 8 Deadline

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) said it would devolve Permanent Voter Cards (PVCs) collection to Registration Areas and Wards across the country, from Jan. 16. The commission said in a statement by Mr Festus Okoye, National Commissioner and Chairman, Information and Voter Education Committee, on Friday, in Abuja, that deadline for collection of PVCs was Feb. 8. The statement said that decision on the issues was taken at the commission’s weekly meeting held on Thursday in Abuja. It recalled that…

Osun Poll: INEC’s Alleged Partiality ‘Too Heavy To Be Overlooked’

The Advocacy for Integrity and Economic Development (AIED) has expressed concern over alleged partiality of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in last Saturday’s gubernatorial election in Osun State that eventually turned out “inconclusive”. AIED said in view of the allegation, INEC must prove its impartiality by making public the total number of Permanent Voter's Cards (PVCs) collected by the electorate in the seven polling units where elections were cancelled during the September 22 election. Recall…

PVC Not Required To Access TraderMoni, Presidency Tells Petty Traders

Petty traders are not required to tender their Permanent Voter Card (PVC) before benefitting from the TraderMoni scheme, the presidency has said. Mr Laolu Akande, Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Office of the Vice President, made this clarification on Sunday in Abuja. Akande, who gave an update on the microcredit scheme, explained that to qualify for the TraderMoni scheme, no documentation of any kind was required. He spoke against the backdrop of claims about PVC was a requirement…

FG Buying Votes With ‘Trader Moni’ In Osun – Ezekwesili

A former Minister of Education, Dr. Oby Ezekwesili, has alleged that the federal government was “deliberately corrupting the elections process in the country,” fingering the newly launched ‘Trader Moni.’ Ezekwesili, co-convener of the Bring Back Our Girls (BBOG) Movement, specifically said that the scheduled governorship election in Osun State expected to take place in on September 22, has been seriously compromised and corrupted with the “Trader Moni venture” launched by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo in the state. At…

How Bribe Taking, Voters’ Frustration Slow Down Collection Of PVC In Lagos – Report

In early April, Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) decried low rate of Permanent Voters’ Cards’ (PVC) collection, especially in the South West. Lagos, which was among the affected states, was found to have the highest number of uncollected PVC, estimated at 1.4 million. The ICIR’s editor, AJIBOLA AMZAT, who monitored the registration and the collection process of PVC at various INEC centres in the state, reports that factors other than citizens’ apathy are responsible for the low rate of PVC collection in…