The INEC Resident Electoral Commissioner for Bauchi State, Alhaji Ibrahim Abdullahi, said this while addressing journalists and the Inter-Party Advisory Council on the activities of the commission towards the 2019 general elections.
He said the PVCs of all eligible registered voters who registered between April 27, 2017 and January 2018 were ready for collection.
He said, “A total of 93, 486 PVCs for those who registered between April 27, 2017 and January, 2018 in Bauchi State have been printed and are ready for collection.
“So far, 6, 524 have been collected across the 20 local government areas of Bauchi State. If you check, you’ll see that it is only a fraction of the cards that have been collected.”
He, therefore, appealed to the media and members of IPAC to mobilise people to claim their PVCs, noting that the information he had was that some people had yet to collect their cards because of Ramadan fast.
Meanwhile, the REC said that the commission could not conduct a by-election yet to fill the vacant position left by the recent demise of Ali Wakili, who represented Bauchi South Senatorial District.
Wakili was said to have slumped in his house on March 17, 2018 and later confirmed dead at the National Hospital, Abuja.