…Displays Register For Claims, Objections
By: Mayen Etim
KADUNA, North-West, Nigeria – In view of the Continuous Voters Registration, (CVR) exercise which ended on Friday, the Independent National Electoral Commission, (INEC) has said it registered 537,874, new voters in Kaduna State.
INEC Resident Electoral Commissioner in the state, Abdullahi Kaugama, who disclosed this while briefing the media at the Commission’s headquarters in Kaduna on Saturday, said there will be a public display of its register and called on those yet to collect their PVCs to come for claims and objections.
He said that the display will be between September 4 to September 8, 2018 at all the Local Government offices in the state.
Kaugama reiterated the Commission’s commitment towards a free, fair and credible election in 2019, saying; “we are going to ensure that the 2019 election meet the global standard.”
According to the REC, the CVR exercise in Kaduna state which commenced on April 27, 2017 and ended on Friday, August 31, 2018, had so far recorded 537,874 comprising 302,342 male, and 235,532 female as Fresh Registration.
He explained that 52,507 PVCs were Collected in the state, while 269,787 PVCs were still Uncollected. Similarly, 29,179 for Corrections; and 4,018 cards were Defaced.
Speaking further, Kaugama said that 17,298 PVCs were reported to have been lost as claimed by owners who came to INEC office to report same; while the Yet to be printed PVCs is 9,622 within the period under review.
Meanwhile, 8,239 is Interstate transfer, from other states to Kaduna; while 19,434 Intra-state transfer were also recorded within the period under review.
He assured the public that the ongoing collection of PVCs will not end with CVR exercise, as he said; “it will continue until a week before the general elections.
“Let me seize this opportunity to call on those yet to collect their PVCs to do so at our LGA offices which will remain open as always, while those who registered, got transferred, lost, or whose PVCs are yet to be printed etc to be rest assured of getting their PVCs before the general elections,” he said.