BY ANAYO OKOLI
UMUAHIA—As part of preparations for 2015 general elections, the Independent Electoral Commission, INEC, has concluded arrangements to distribute permanent voters cards in Abia State.
Speaking at a news briefing at INEC State Headquarters in Umuahia, the Resident Electoral Commission, Prof. Jacob Jatau, also disclosed that continuous voters’ registration would also commence soon.
Specifically, Jatau disclosed that the distribution of the permanent voters’ cards would hold in the state between May 23 and 25, 2014, while the continuous voters’ registration would hold between May 28 and June 1, 2014.
According to the REC, the exercise is important because the permanent voters’ card will be the only one to be used during the 2015 general elections.
He advised that all persons to check the register to ascertain their status before the election.
“In Abia State, the permanent voters’ cards, PVC, distribution will take place in all the 2,676 polling units, while the continuous voters’ registration will be in designated centres in each of the 184 registration areas.“In addition, registration of voters will also be done in 145 polling units which recorded either zero or less than 50 registered voters during the 2011 exercise,” Prof. Jatau explained.