The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has promised that it will reprint and deliver Permanent Voters’ Cards that were destroyed in recent fire incidents at two of its Local Government Offices in Abia and Plateau respectively.
This was confirmed in a statement made by the spokesperson of the commission, Festus Okoye.
INEC said it has notified the Acting Inspector General of Police of the emerging trend of the burning of the Local Government Offices of the Commission close to the conduct of the elections and at a period when the Commission is engaged in the massive movement of election related materials nationwide.
The Commission also noted that it has directed the Resident Electoral Commissioner for Plateau State to open a register for all those in the affected Local Government Area who approach the Commission to collect their PVCs within the specified period.
The electoral umpire further informed that the two fire incidents did not affect the Smart Card Readers that are presently being configured in the respective state offices of the Commission.
INEC assured all Nigerians that it will not succumb to the antics of arsonists whose motive might be to create fear in the minds of voters and sabotage the conduct of the 2019 polls.