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Permanent Voters’ Card (PVC) distribution yet to kick off… six hours after schedule

Prospective voters have been left stranded for hours at both the Oke-Ira and Thomas Salako (in Ogba, Ikeja, Lagos) centres for the distribution of the permanent voters’ card (PVC).

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) had scheduled the distribution to start at 8:00 am across 11 local government areas in the state, but by 2 pm (more than six hours after), prospective voters are still left waiting for the arrival of necessary materials.

Encomium.ng was on ground at these centres to monitor the distribution proceedings and can report that the distribution is yet to kick off.

At the Oke-Ira, Ogba (Lagos) centre, the INEC ad-hoc staff (an NYSC member) said the machine for the exercise was yet to arrive, adding that she did not know when it would.

At the Thomas Salako, Ogba centre (as at 2 pm, more than six hours after scheduled time),  only a note book for prospective voters to register their names and contact numbers  was made available as the INEC officials said the necessary materials were yet to arrive.

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