Minister of Niger Delta Affairs Dr. Steve Oru has commended the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) for the peaceful management of the ongoing collection of Permanent Voters Card (PVC) exercise across the country.
Speaking shortly after collecting his PVC at his polling unit in Otovwodo primary school, Ughelli North Local Government Area, Delta State, Oru described the exercise as very peaceful and orderly, a statement from the ministry said.
“So far the exercise is peaceful and people are orderly and not unruly. It is a good process being managed by INEC. I wish to congratulate them for having a peaceful exercise which is for the promotion of democracy,” he said.
Oru advised Nigerians to come out en-mass “to make sure that they are not disenfranchised to collect their permanent voters’ card. I do believe very strongly that this is a call for the strengthening of our democracy here in Nigeria.
“I wish to encourage all Nigerians to pick up their permanent voters’ card because the old one will not be accepted in the 2015 elections.”