Only those with permanent voter card can vote in 2015 – REC

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Prof. Selina Okoh, the Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) in Imo, said INEC has decided that only those who have Permanent Voter Card (PVC), would be eligible to vote in 2015 general elections.

Okoh made this known in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Owerri on Tuesday.

She said although INEC headquarters had canceled the initial date for the distribution of the cards in the state, a new date would soon be communicated to the electorate.

 “INEC has decided that only voters with permanent voter card would be eligible to vote during the 2015 general elections and Imo will not be an exception.

 “Imo is grouped in the third phase of the distribution of the permanent voter card.

 “Due to logistic challenges encountered during the distribution of the cards in the first phase, the leadership of the commission adjusted the time table for the distribution of the cards’’, she said.

The REC dismissed insinuations that the commission might still use the temporary voter card for the conduct of the 2015 general elections.

She said the continuous voter registration was meant for three categories of voters

 “The first category is for voter below 18 years in 2011, the second group are voters who are of age, but could not register while the third group are those who registered but could not find their names on the register’’, she said.

Okoh warned voters not to sell their cards to politicians. (NAN)

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