The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Ondo State yesterday said it had distributed a total of 1,201,073 Permanent Voter Cards (PVCs) to registered voters. Its Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC), Mr. Olusegun Agbaje, said this at a stakeholders’ meeting in Akure.
He added that 344,006 PVCs were yet to be collected and urged those yet to collect theirs to do so before the end of distribution.
“It is important to stress at this juncture that only the PVCs would be used to vote during the governorship poll, while the smart card readers would be used for accreditation of voters,’’ Agbaje said.
He added that selling of PVCs or manipulation of the card was a grievous offence punishable under the law with fines and/or prison term.