200,000 PVCs Awaiting Collection in Kogi – INEC REC

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Prof. James Apam, the Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC), Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Kogi, says no fewer than 200, 000 Permanent Voter Cards (PVCs) of registered voters in the state are awaiting collection by their owners.
Apam disclosed this on Thursday in Lokoja at a one-day stakeholders’ forum on “Building a People of Peace” organised by National Orientation Agency (NOA).
He urged voters who had yet to collect their PVCs in all the 21 Local Government Areas of the state to do so without hesitation.
The resident electoral commissioner appealed to the people to shun all forms of electoral violence and always promote peace.
“There is no way we can have credible election in the absence of peace,” he said.
Also speaking, Alhaji Ibrahim Idris, the Wali of Lokoja, a traditional title holder who chaired the event, advised the electorate to embrace peace and shun violence.
“We want to let people know that peaceful coexistence is a good thing; without peace there can be no security and development, we all need peace.
“As followers, we must cooperate with our leaders, irrespective of their age, we should not wish them bad; let us build peace within ourselves and make Nigeria a safe place for all,” Idris said.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the NOA Director in Kogi, Mr Mohammed Abdullahi, had earlier expressed concern over increased agitation in different parts of the country, stressing the need for peace to reign.
He said that most challenges facing Nigeria were not social, political, or economical in nature, but attitudinal.
“There is the need for concerted effort towards relinquishing the wrong attitude and imbibing the right ones,’’ he said

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