60% of PVCs yet to be collected in Kano State ahead of elections

60% of PVCs yet to be collected in Kano State ahead of elections

The Resident Electoral Commissioner in State, Zango Abdu, has reported that 60% of Permanent Voter Cards (PVCs) have yet to be collected in the state.

He made this announcement during a Peace Pavilion event organized by the Savannah Centre for Diplomacy, Democracy, and Development (SCDDD) in collaboration with the Community Initiatives to Promote Peace (CIPP).

The event was held for the various political parties’ gubernatorial candidates in ahead of the forthcoming election. Representing Abdu, the Head of Department, Voter Education and Public Relations Officer, A. A. Maulud stated that so far, 40% of PVCs have been collected.

He called on all stakeholders to assist in encouraging the electorate to collect their PVCs and exercise their civic responsibility. The INEC commissioner has extended the distribution of PVCs to the Registration Areas and will revert to the Local Government Areas offices of INEC from January 23rd to 29th.

The Emir of Kano, Aminu Ado Bayero, also cautioned politicians against unguarded utterances and hate speeches that could lead to public incitement. The gubernatorial candidates from various political parties pledged to peaceful elections in the state.

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