Anger across the nation as collection of PVCs end

Anger and frustration were the words, across many parts of the country, as the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, ended collection of the Permanent Voters Cards, twenty days to the February twenty-five presidential poll.
Last week, the INEC extended the deadline to February five and ruled out further extension but as at the time of filling in this report, the electoral umpire had not extended the exercise, fueling fears that millions of registrants who have not collected the prized document are automatically disenfranchised.
Currently, the electoral body said about eighty-four thousand PVCs have not been collected in Kano and seventy-five per cent of cards have been distributed in Kaduna.
In Ibadan, the Oyo State capital as well as most states across the nation, lamentation rained as some registered voters who could not collect their cards after many attempts appealed to the INEC to extend the deadline so that they would not be disenfranchised.