The Independent National Electoral Commission INEC has again assured eligible Nigerians who registered in the just concluded Continuous Voter Registration CVR that they would get their Permanent Voter Cards PVCs before December this year.
INEC’s National Commissioner in charge of Information and Voter Education Committee, Barr. Festus Okoye, made this known in a statement issued on Monday in Abuja.
Okoye said the clean-up of the register of voters using the Automated Biometric Identification System (ABIS) is ongoing since the suspension of the CVR on 31st July 2022.
Earlier, INEC had informed Nigerians that out of the 2,523,458 fresh registrants who registered between 28th June, 2021 and 14th January, 2022, 1,126,359 records were found to be invalid and consequently delisted.
“The ABIS for the period – 15th January to 31st July 2022 is almost completed. Several double, multiple, and ineligible registrants have also been detected and invalidated.
“These include entries that fail to meet the Commission’s business rules. The Commission takes this responsibility seriously because a credible register is at the heart of electoral integrity,” he said.