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2023: The Independent National Electoral Commission expresses concern about the slow collection of PVCs in Akwa Ibom

The National Commissioner, Independent National Election Commission, Ms. Mai Mbo expressed concern about the low turnout of the PVCs pool in Akwa Ibom State.

Mbu who raised concern on Tuesday in Uyo during the INEC-Akwa Ibom stakeholder forum preparatory to the 2023 general elections, urged all stakeholders especially political parties to help spread information about the PVCs collection exercise.

According to her “I am very happy today to meet for the first time with our stakeholders in Akwa Ibom State. This is a very auspicious time considering the approaching date of the 2023 General Elections.”

“One of the main reasons for the occasion is to use this opportunity to inform stakeholders, traditional rulers, security personnel, politicians, target voters and in fact, everyone in Akwa Ibom State that the pace of collection of PVCs in Akwa Ibom is very slow.

We want stakeholders to take the mantle of disseminating information widely. Everyone should go collect their PVCs. The Commission works around the clock to make sure that these PVCs reach every registrant so that no one is disenfranchised.

“I understand that steps have been taken to ensure reasonable security across our offices in this state and I thank the various security agencies in the state. However, please do not be complacent in re-imposing security around our staff and state and local government offices.”

She indicated that the Commission, for its part, is making steady progress in other critical areas in preparation for the elections, including the provision of sensitive and non-sensitive materials, the appointment of dedicated staff, and planning the movements of personnel and materials needed for the elections. election.

It also appealed to “I encourage all of you to make all your efforts to ensure the effective distribution of PVCs”.

Earlier in his remarks, the state’s Resident Electoral Commissioner, Dr. Cyril Omurogbe, noted that the forum became important because it gave stakeholders the opportunity to exchange ideas on how to achieve free, fair and credible elections in 2023.

However, he assured people that the committee would make sure that no one was disenfranchised in connection with the collection of PVCs.

2023: The Independent National Electoral Commission expresses concern about the slow collection of PVCs in Akwa Ibom

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