Independent National Electoral Commission INEC says it did not deny any eligible Nigerian the opportunity to acquire the Permanent Voter Card PVC as was being claimed in the media.
Its National Commissioner and Chairman, Information and Voter Education Committee, Festus Okoye, refuted the claim in Abuja.
Okoye said that INEC’s attention was drawn to media reports that about seven million Nigerians who applied for the PVC online during the last Continuous Voter Registration were denied the opportunity.
Okoye explained that this was in addition to the walk-in option at physical registration centres, where registrants could begin and complete their registration without going through the online pre-registration procedure.
Okoye added that out of the morethan 7 million who did not complete their registration, over 4 million attempted but either did not complete online pre-registration or abandoned it and went for the physical registration.