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FCT INEC to begin distribution of permanent voter’s cards Aug 15

Consequently, the commission has directed residents with temporary voter’s cards to visit the polling unit where they obtained such to collect their permanent voter’s cards…

Consequently, the commission has directed residents with temporary voter’s cards to visit the polling unit where they obtained such to collect their permanent voter’s cards during the period.
FCT Resident Electoral Commissioner, who dropped the hint at a meeting with political stakeholders in the FCT, warned that the commission would not permit the collection of the cards by proxy.
While appealing to residents to visit their various polling units for the collection, the commissioner said any one that could not obtain his/her card during the period, would have to visit the commission’s offices at the six area councils for collection after the three-day exercise.
He reminded the residents that only people with the permanent voter’s cards will be allowed to vote during the subsequent elections in the territory,
The commissioner also announced the continuous voter registration exercise for those that have turned 18 since the last exercise, those who did not register at all and those who registered in the last exercise but did not find their names on the displayed voters’ register at the polling units.
“For the person that relocated after the last registration exercise, they are required to apply for transfer of their data to the Resident Electoral Commissioner through the Electoral Officer of the new area of abode they intend to vote,’’ he said.
Kwanga warned that any double registration will be detected by the system and any affected registrant will automatically be disqualified and the name will not be on the register of voters.
Most of the stakeholders, who spoke at the meeting urged FCT INEC to put necessary measures in place to ensure that the voter’s cards get to the rightful owners and not hijacked by some disgruntled politicians, seeking or trying to remain in power at all cost.
The meeting was attended by leaders of various political parties in FCT, civil society organisations, council chairmen, women group, politicians as well as some media executives in the territory.

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