Ahead of the forthcoming general elections, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Tuesday approved the collection of permanent voters cards (PVCs) at the various electoral wards in Taraba.
In a press release signed by the Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) in the state, Alhaji Baba Yusuf, the Commission stated that the exercise was scheduled to commence in the designated places in the state on Thursday, 6th November and would last through Monday, 12th of November, 2018.
Yusuf noted that the Commission had equally directed the commencement of the display of voters register at all the polling units across the state.
The exercise, which would hold between 9.00 am and 3.00 pm, according to the REC, was part of efforts to ensure free, fair and credible elections in 2019.
Yusuf noted that the collection of PVCs was to give prospective voters the opportunity to collect their cards and keep them safe for the elections.
He explained that the display of the voters register was to give room for claims and objections as well as remove ineligible voters from the register.
Those to be removed from the register, according to the release were deceased registered voters, non Nigerians and under aged voters as well as multiple registrants.
The Commission however, called on all stakeholders, community and religious leaders including civil society organizations to help in encouraging their populace to come out massively to collect their PVCs and endeavour to check their names on the voters register.
Yusuf said the commission had received credentials, particulars and form CF001 of all Presidential candidates as well as National and State Assembly candidates in the state and had published same in all the sixteen local government areas of the state on Thursday, 25th of October, 2018.