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Nigerians rush to gather voter playing cards with election weeks away

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Nigerians had been racing in opposition to time on Wednesday as the ultimate deadline for the gathering of their Everlasting Voters Card (PVC) edged nearer forward of presidential and nationwide meeting elections.

The PVC acts as identification to vote within the upcoming basic elections.

Nigeria’s electoral physique, the Impartial Nationwide Electoral Fee, launched a window in December for the final section of assortment of the playing cards earlier than the elections.

The INEC stated there was a surge of younger Nigerians searching for to register for his or her voter playing cards forward of the elections.

It additionally issued an announcement saying that this spherical of PVC collections would finish on January 22 and eligible voters with out their playing cards wouldn’t be allowed to vote within the upcoming ballot.

In December, electoral officers expressed issues about tens of millions of uncollected voter playing cards throughout the nation.

The INEC had reported that over six million Nigerians had been but to obtain their playing cards.

Some Nigerians have criticised the INEC over the way it has dealt with the distribution of the playing cards.

Nigerian lawyer Damilola Adelowo stated she acquired an e mail informing her that her card was prepared for assortment however after two hours of queuing she was instructed it was “omitted.”

Presidential and nationwide meeting elections in Africa’s most populous nation are scheduled for February 25.

Governorship and state meeting elections are set to be held on March 11.