Plateau: INEC receives 362,465 PVCs, solicits media collaboration 

The Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) in Plateau state, Dr. Oliver T. Agundu, has appealed for media collaboration to ensure free, fair and credible polls in 2023.

He said so far the state office, has received 362, 465, permanent voter cards, for onward distribution to prospective voters.

He said this at a media briefings in Jos held at the state headquarters of INEC, saying that the media as critical sector to credible election, should help the umpire in its bid to ensure the right things were done.

“This humble request is imperative because of the unpredictable implications of fake news and false reportage in our increasingly volatile environment and increasing tendency towards mutual suspicion,” he said.

The REC said the challenges could be tackled if the media was collectively and genuinely committed in projecting the truth and reporting facts without yielding to compromise for pecuniary and material gains to the detriment of common good.

“…we have just taken delivery of another batch of PVCs totalling…362, 465, of those that registered newly this year as well as cases of transfers and replacements,” he said. 

Dr. Agundu said they would commence PVC collection on the December 12, 2022 to January 23, 2023 at the INEC offices of the 17 local government areas of the state.

“I wish to also inform you that before the end of the week we shall be receiving the Plateau share of BVAS which is now the most critical component of our electoral system,” he assured.

Dr. Agundu said as an unbiased umpire, the commission was  committed to fairness, transparency and creditability in the conduct of their official business.