In Adamawa State, the offices of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) still lack 253,774 permanent voters’ cards (PVCs).
Goldennewsng reports thar at a meeting of stakeholders in Yola, the state capital, the commission made the announcement, urging those who had registered for the cards to hurry and get them.
The disclosure was made by Hudu Yunusa, the State Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC), who stated that 253,774 PVCs had not yet been collected as of January 10.
Yunusa made the following statement: “I call on all stakeholders to join the crusade for enlightenment, awareness, and sensitization of our citizens to come out and collect their PVCs.”
As part of the commission’s commitment to utilize technology for credible accreditation and transmission of election results, he announced that the Adamawa INEC office had received 4,104 biomodal voter accreditation system (BVAS) machines.
He stated, “We are currently testing the functionality, as well as configuring and labeling the BVAS to ensure the ideal of one man, one vote and that all votes count.”
The REC went on to say that out of the 10,932 people who applied, INEC had published the first batch of 10,165 Ad-hoc staff for the elections in February and March.
The State Commissioner of Police, CP Sikiru Akande, praised political parties and other stakeholders for maintaining peace since the campaign rallies began in the State in his remark.
He stated, “I thank all stakeholders for playing the game according to the rule so far and I want to urge you to continue to ensure that Adamawa remains peaceful,” promising that the Police would be fair to everyone prior to, during, and following the elections.