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The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), says no fewer than 13,000 registered voters were yet to collect their Permanent Voters Cards (PVCs) in Kuje Area Council of the FCT.

The Kuje Electoral Officer (EO), Mrs Zainab Gbefwi, made the disclosure in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Kuje on Tuesday.

According to her, the rate of collection of the PVC in the area is low.

“We urge all registered voters to go out and collect their cards ahead of the general election,’’ she said.

Gbefwi said the uncollected PVCs spanned the registration period between 2014, 2016 and 2018.

“We are appealing to registered voters to come and collect their PVCs; it is not just enough to register, you have to complete the process by collecting your card.

“We are doing a lot of partnership especially with the media to create awareness on the PVC collection.

“We go to churches and mosques to do advocacy and we even visited traditional rulers to help us talk to their subjects.

“Political parties have a strategic role to play; so we urge them to talk to their supporters to send the message to the grassroots,” she said.

Besides, she urged religious, traditional and political leaders to educate the electorate on the need to be peaceful during and after the general election.

The EO urged residents in the area not to be discouraged, but to come out and vote leaders of their choice during the election.

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