The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) will distribute 49,819 Permanent Voter Cards (PVCs) in Bayelsa State ahead of the November 16 governorship election.
Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) Monday Udoh spoke on Tuesday at a stakeholders’ forum on modalities for collection of PVCs.
Udoh, represented by the Executive Secretary, Boco Ekong, said the distribution would begin in the eight local governments on September 2.
He said the distributionwould hold at the Registration Areas (RAs) level from September 2 to 31.
A breakdown of PVCs to be distributed shows that 4,452 are for Brass; 4,707 for Ekeremor; and 2,718 for Kolokuma/Opokuma.
“In Nembe, we have 8,206 cards; 1,682 (Ogbia); 5,091 (Sagbama); 765 (Southern-Ijaw) and 21,601 (Yenagoa).
“Our workers have been directed to distribute the cards on September 2 by moving from RA to RA, Monday through Friday. I, therefore, urge all eligible persons yet to collect their PVCs to use the opportunity to collect them,” Ekong said.
Chairman of the Inter-Party Advisory Council (IPAC) Mr. Eneyi Zidougha and stressed the need for stakeholders to support INEC to enable it to achieve a credible election.