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Non-Collection Of Over 700,000 PVCs In Delta, Worries Uduaghan

IGNATIUS OKPARA, Asaba – Governor Emmanuel Uduaghan of Delta state, has expressed worry over the unclaimed 700,000 Permanent Voter Cards PVCs, lying fallow at the headquarters of the Independent National Electoral Commission INEC in the State.

The governor, who said the development has been giving him serous concern, appealed to the owners of the PVCs to go and pick them.

He spoke weekend during the campaign rallies of the governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party in Delta State, Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa

African Examiner correspondent reports that the rallies took place at Akwukwu-Igbo, Oshimili North and Issele-Uku, Aniocha North Local Government Areas of the state respectively.

He decried the apathy of eligible voters in the state towards the collection of their permanent cards.

Governor Uduaghan said: “This is the only way Okowa can be delivered, come February 28.

“Your PVC is your power to vote and be voted for.

“It is your power to deliver Senator Okowa, it is not by coming to rallies that we know you are for us.

“It is by your power of vote, so, go and collect your PVC if you have not because I have it on good authority that over 700,000 PVCs are yet to be collected in Delta State.

“By 12 noon on May 29, this year, you should be referring to me as ex-governor.

“Then I would have handed over to Senator Okowa, so, if you want that to come to pass, go now and collect your own, if you have not.”

The Peoples Democratic Party flag-bearer in the state, Senator Ifeanyi Okowa, who also expressed concern on the issue at the rally, had appealed to his supporters, educating them on its importance.

He appealed to eligible voters to avail themselves of the last few days provided by the Independent National Electoral Commission for the collection of the PVCs.


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