Kaduna INEC to commence distribution of PVCs next week, says over 8000 BVAS machines in custody.
Ahead of the 2023 general elections, the Resident Electoral Commissioner for Kaduana Dr. Mahmuda Isah today stated that INEC Kaduna office is ready to commence distribution of PVCs on the 12th of December, 2022 confirming that, over 8000 BVAS machines have been received.
Speaking during his first interactive session with stakeholders in Kaduna, Dr. Isah who got transferred to Kaduna recently, revealed that all eligible and valid registrants can collect their PVCs from
9:00am to 3:00pm daily, including Saturdays and Sundays.
Isah said the aim of the commission was also to prevent abuse of the cards by unscrupulous persons emphasizing that the collection of the PVC was only by lawful owners as INEC forbidden collation by proxy.
On enlightenment, the INEC commissioner maintained that “we have been in the media for quite a while undertaking Jingles in local languages, interviews/programs by senior staff of the state office of the commission, a cine rover vehicle is also been deployed traversing all the nooks and crannies of the state for enlightening the public on the activities of the commission.
On Election Materials, he said, both sensitive and non-sensitive materials, so far,we have received over 8000 BVAS Machines, Voting Cubicles and Ballot Boxes according to the number of Polling Units (PUs)
The Commissioner announced that “a total number of Registered Voters approximately as at 2022 is as follows
Total No. of Registration Areas (RAs/Wards)
Total No. of Polling Units 8,012
On security, the representative of the Kaduna State Commissioner of Police, Deputy Commissioner of Police Mamam Giwa said the areas that were ravage by insecurity have been taken care of.
According to him, “alot of effort been put in place, the manpower to support operations in Kaduna is considered, assuring that the Inspector General of Police is supporting Kaduna to archive that”
He said last week all political candidates and stakeholders wet and showed good relationship between political parties and the police.