Unless something happens not fewer than 33,972 registered voters in Bauchi state who did not collect their Permanent Voter Cards (PVCs) will not participate in the 2019 general elections across the state. The INEC Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC), in Bauchi State, Ibrahim Abdullahi disclosed this on Tuesday during a stakeholder meeting on the update of the level of preparedness of the Commission for a general election, slated to hold on the 16th and March February 2019, held at the INEC, Bauchi State office. Ibrahim Abdullahi said that as at January 10, 2019, a total number of 32,972 Permanent Voter Cards were yet to be collected which according to him is about 90 percent of the total Voters cards received for distribution in Bauchi state. ALSO READ: Bauchi south senatorial by-election holds August 11“The notice must state the name and address of the polling agents which will be given to the electoral body at least seven days before the date fixed for the election”, he further said. The stakeholders meeting was attended by security agents, leaders of political parties, religious leaders, Civil Society Organizations and the Media.
Source: Nigerian Tribune February 12, 2019 14:25 UTC