Collection of Permanent Voters Cards to end February 8

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has disclosed that the collection of Permanent Voters Cards (PVCs) which is going on in all the electoral wards in Nigeria will end on February 8, about one week before the start of the 2015 general elections.

The Presidential, Senatorial and House of Representatives elections would hold simultaneously throughout the country on February 14 while the Governorship and State House of Assembly election would hold on February 28.

Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) of INEC for Cross River State, Dr Okey Ezeani, made the disclosure on Thursday while interacting with members of the Inter Agency Advisory Committee on Voter Education (SICVEP).

He said with the introduction of the PVC for the conduct of the 2015 general elections, Nigeria would own the elections and determine its outcomes.

Ezeani said the 2015 election would be free and fair and devoid of violence as the INEC intends to conduct very peaceful election.

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