The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has said that it
has registered 70, 000 people in Kwara State for the Permanent Voter Card
(PVC) since the commencement of the Continuous Voter Registration
(CVR) exercise in April 2017.
INEC Administrative Secretary in the state, Mr Paul Atser, made this known
during a meeting he had with members of Inter-Party Advisory Committee
(IPAC), in Ilorin on Monday.
He said the PVCs of the 70, 000 prospective voters would soon be sent
to the state for distribution.
The Administrative Secretary added that 4, 000 PVCs have been
collected by their owners out of the 242, 000 unclaimed PVCs in the
Atser assured IPAC members that the newly printed PVC for registrants
who registered since 2017 would soon be ready for collection, adding
that stakeholders would be adequately informed on this.
He added that cards owners would have to come personally to INEC
collection centers to collect the cards as there would be no
collection by proxy.
The Administrative Secretary expressed satisfaction at the ongoing
registration exercise in the state and urged members of the IPAC to
mobilize those yet to register to do so.
He appreciated the peaceful and serene political environment existing
among the political parties in Kwara state.
Atser noted that the political parties have been conducting their
activities in peaceful manner devoid of any major rancor like what was
happening in several other states and appealed that such should be
The Administrative Secretary added that the meeting was called to
intimate political parties with the developments that have taken place
since their last meeting was held.
Mr. Atser urged IPAC members to feel free to come to the Commission’s
office on any issue that is not clear to them as his office doors are
Earlier, IPAC chairman in the state, Comrade Abdul-Mumeen Onagun who
is also the Labour Party (LP) Chairman commended the openness of the
state office of INEC in handling all issues relating to political
parties and creating level playground all the time.
The chairman noted that despite INEC efforts on the increased numbers
of the registration centers, the centers were still grossly inadequate
and very far to the registrants.
He therefore called on INEC to give more centers so as to ensure that
no one was disenfranchised as a result of not being able to register.