Citizens Center for Integrated Development and Social Rights (CCIDESOR) has commended the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, Imo State for embarking on a MEET-THE-PEOPLE Programme for the issuance of Permanent Voter Cards (PVCs) during the yuletide season.
According to the Hon. REC Imo State, Prof Francis Ezeonu, said that staff of the Commission will be in all the autonomous communities of the State from Thursday December 27th 2018 to Thursday January 10th 2019.
The release said that within the period, staff will visit the communities with PVCs of voters in the polling units within each community.
The REC said that Electoral Officers had circulated the schedule for the visit to traditional rulers and town union Presidents who are expected to mobilize their people for active participation. He enjoined all registered voters who are yet to collect their PVCs, including those who applied for transfer or replacements of cards to avail themselves of this opportunity provided by the Commission. The release further reminded members of the public that collection of PVCs is not by proxy.
CCIDESOR who is a member of CSO/INEC Stakeholders Forum that meet quarterly to deliberate on the progress and success of the 2019 general election, urged citizens to take advantage of the opportunity provided by INEC and do the needful by collecting their PVCs.