Prof Mahmood Yakubu

INEC Registers 70000 Voters For PVC In Kwara

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

widely opened.

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.