2019! INEC Finally Bows To PDP’s Request, Gives Them One Of The Greatest News Ever Just 6 days To The 2019 Election - AMEBO FEEDS BLOG

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2019! INEC Finally Bows To PDP’s Request, Gives Them One Of The Greatest News Ever Just 6 days To The 2019 Election


The Independent National Electoral Commissioner (INEC) has extended the deadline for the collection of Permanent Voter Cards to Monday, February 11, 2019. This came after the People’s Democratic Party had pleaded for the deadline to be moved, and this shows that it is a very big win for the party.

INEC Chairman, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, disclosed this Friday at a meeting with states Resident Electoral Commissioners RECs in Abuja.

Yakubu explained that the commission extended the deadline following appeals by Nigerians to review the process.

He said; “In the last couple of days, we have been inundated by calls from Nigerians to review the current process of collection of Permanent Voters’ Cards. In response, the Commission has taken the following decisions:

“The collection of PVCs scheduled to end today Friday 8th February 2019 is hereby extended nationwide to Monday 11th February 2019. This will include Saturday and Sunday. The collection of PVCs will now take place from 9am to 6pm daily.

“All State offices are hereby directed to review the procedure for the collection of PVCs and dedicate all the staff of the Local Government offices to the collection process. Staff is enjoined to be civil in attending to citizens and to escalate issues that they cannot immediately resolve to their superiors.

“The Commission wishes to reassure Nigerians that we will continue to take every necessary step to ensure that no registered voter is disenfranchised on account of non-collection of PVCs. Similarly, the Commission is taking urgent steps to address complaints of unavailability of the PVCs of some registered voters before the end the deadline for the collection.

“We wish to reiterate that after the deadline of Monday 11th February 2019, all uncollected PVCs will be recalled and deposited with the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) for safe-keeping until after the General Elections when the collection of cards and the continuous registration of voters will resume”, he added.

Mahmood Yakubu was born in Bauchi State, Northern Nigeria. He completed his basic and secondary school education at Kobi Primary School and Government Teachers College, Toro, respectively. He proceeded to the University of Sokoto (now Usmanu Danfodiyo University), where he became the first and, to date, only Nigerian from the North to obtain a first-class degree certificate in history. In 1991, Mahmood graduated from the University of Oxford with a doctorate in philosophy, specializing in Nigerian history.

The Bauchi State Government offered him a scholarship to study at both the University of Cambridge and the University of Oxford. He went on to become a three-time recipient of the Overseas Research Scholarship, and also won the Commonwealth Scholarship from the Association of Commonwealth Universities.

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