Christiana Gokyo, Jos
Plateau State Independent National Electoral Commission (PLASINEC) has about 334,707 numbers of voters’ cards available for collection as at the weekend out of 485,673 PVCs.
It has also devolved the collection of PVCs in the state to 207 Registration Areas (RAs) in the 17 LGAs, from January 16 to 21, 2019.
A statement, which was signed and issued to Conscience Triumph in Jos by the HOD Voters Education and Publicity, Mr. Osareti Imahiyereobo, said “This is part of efforts to ensure registered voters participate fully in the forthcoming elections.”
He enjoined all eligible, registered voters, who applied for transfer, replacement of lost and defaced cards during the CVR exercises between April 2017 and August 30, 2018, and were asked to utilize the six days’ exercise, to visit the RAs where they registered, applied for transfer and replacement to collect their cards.
According to the statement, the Commission has taken delivery of 25,777 PVCs for those whose cards were omitted, applied for replacement of lost cards, defaced and some 2015 unprinted cards.
The Commission assured that, this is part of its efforts to sensitize major stakeholders in the electoral process and will, subsequently, hold an interactive sessions with traditional rulers and religious leaders in the state.
The meeting, which is scheduled for January 14 and 15, respectively, will enable the Commission interact and brief the royal fathers and religious leaders on the level of preparations for the forthcoming elections.
The interactive session with traditional rulers is to be attended by chairman, State Council of Traditional Rulers and other members from the three senatorial zones.
The interactive session with religious leaders is to be attended by members of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) and Jama’atu Nasir Islam (JNI), including their State Chairmen and Secretaries.