Civil Society Organization Commends INEC for Extending Collection of PVC
A civil society organization Committee for the Protection of Peoples Mandate (CPPM) has commended the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) for extending the collection of the Permanent Voters Card (PVC) by one more week.
In a press statement signed by the organization executive director Nelson Ekujumi on Wednesday 1st February 2023, the group commended INEC, “for it’s patriotism and commitment to participatory democracy by the extension of one more week for PVC collection to allow for more people to be able to exercise their franchise in the 2023 general elections”.
Recall that the original date for the termination of the collection of PVC was 29th of January 2023, but due to the magnanimity and commitment to democratic ethos of peoples participation, the electoral umpire has now extended the collection date to Sunday 5th February, 2023.
CPPM then used the opportunity of the new date to enjoin Nigerians not to miss the Golden opportunity of being active deciders of the political destiny of Nigeria by ensuring that they collect their PVC before the expiration of the new date to be able to vote in the 2023 general elections which is just around the corner.
The organization then called on Nigerians to continue to keep faith with democracy and ignore the despicable antics of agents of destabilization whose only agenda is to incite chaos through lies, falsehood and misinformation with regards to the collection of the PVC and the 2023 general elections.
CPPM also called on INEC to remain resolutely focused to its core mandate and refused to be distracted by the plots of enemies of democracy who have failed and will continue to fail in our democratic journey.
God bless the Federal Republic of Nigeria.