By Peter Okutu
ABAKALIKI-THE Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, Wednesday stressed that failure of anyone to get his Permanent Voters Card, PVC, means that person automatically disenfranchised himself during the 2015 general election.
The State Resident Electoral Commissioner, REC, Mr. Sylvester Ezeani stated this in Abakaliki while briefing newsmen on the Commission’s preparedness for the distribution of PVC across the State.
The REC who spoke through the Commission’s Head voters Education and Publicity, Mr. Andy Ezeani stated that the distribution of the PVC will commence across the State on 15th to 17th August, 2014 and that Ebonyi State fell under the second phase of the distribution exercise in the country.
Ezeani called on political parties and the media to mobilize citizens of the state towards the distribution of the Permanent Voters Cards, PVC, in the State adding that immediately after the distribution of the PVC, the Commission will begin continuous Voters Registration exercise on 20th to 25th August, 2014.
“The PVC is important to the Commission because it will lead to the success of the 2015 general election as it will eliminate some of the past challenges faced by INEC during elections. It is not the Commission that will disenfranchise anybody. The card is a veritable source of identification. It is important people come out and collect their cards on that day”.