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INEC Commence Issuance Of Permanent Voters Card In Kebbi

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Friday commenced the issuance of permanent voters card in 2,398 polling centres in Kebbi.

The exercise, which would last three days, has recorded low turn out of people.

The  cases of lost cards by people is among some of the challenges on the first day of the exercise, which resulted in slowing down the process.

The INEC Resident Electoral Commissioner in the state, Alhaji Minkaila Abdullahi, said that 3, 319 ad hoc staff were deployed to conduct the exercise.

“At the end of the three-day exercise, registered voters who were unable to collect their cards will do so subsequently at INEC local government offices.

“Adequate materials have been released for the exercise, so people should make sure that they collect their permanent voter cards within the stipulated period to reduce stress on the commission,’’ he said.

He explained that eligible voters were expected to register from May 28 to June 1, stressing that the exercise would continue at the end of the stipulated period in INEC local government offices.

“Any eligible voter who attempted to register more that once will be prosecuted,’’ Minkaila warned.

The state government had declared Thursday, May 22 and Friday, May 23, work-free days to enable workers receive their permanent voter card.

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