Following the postponement of the 2015 general elections, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has extended the deadline for the collection of permanent voter cards (PVCs) by registered voters.
According to Augusta Ogakwu, secretary to INEC, the collection of the cards will continue for four more weeks until March 8, 2015. On Saturday, INEC moved the 2015 general elections by six weeks due to security challenges, meaning the national elections (i.e. presidential and national assembly) will now hold on March 28, 2015, while the state elections (governorship and state assembly) will now hold on April 11, 2015. “The commission hopes that this extension will finally avail every registered person yet to collect his/her PVC the opportunity to do so in readiness for the general elections,” Ogakwu said.