The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has warned Nigerians that their Permanent Voters Cards are like meal tickets and should be handled with caution.
Maj:-Gen Modibo Alkali (rtd), the National Commissioner of the commission in charge of Bauchi, Yobe, and Borno states, stated this on Sunday while addressing voters registrants.
Alkali urged Nigerians to treat their PVCs as if they were a part of their daily lives.
“Don’t sell it to anyone because it’s like your voter’s meal ticket.” Do you know why it’s called a meal ticket? It is because you choose the person who will work for you in the future.
“So, if you sell it or throw it away, you are selling or throwing away food that you are supposed to eat.” So, I want all of you to understand the significance of that PVC,” he said.
The National Commissioner, who stated that INEC had been educating the electorate to come out and get themselves registered for their PVC, wondered why there were still more people in the queue for registration in Bauchi State.
“No, there are some procedures.” If you register, they must print and display it for political parties and local governments.
“There may also be litigation down the road.” As a result, you must allow INEC to do its job. If you do not register on time, INEC’s work will be hampered,” said the National Commissioner.
He also warned voters against double or multiple registrations, threatening to arrest anyone caught doing so.
The INEC headquarters in Bauchi, Kofaran, Ilelah street, the INEC office in Dass Local Government Area, and Karfin Madaki in Ganjuwa Local Government Area were among the registration units he visited in the state.