The Resident Electoral Commissioner of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Taraba State, Habu Zarma Hinna, has warned those who intend to register after having their permanent voters card(PVC), to desist from doing so as anyone caught in the act would be handed over to the security agents for prosecution.
The Commissioner gave this warning in Jalingo, while flagging off the Continuous Voters Registration (CVR) exercise which commenced nationwide Thursday.
According to the INEC Commissioner, the exercise was meant for those who had attained eighteen years after the last election and those who were eighteen but unable to register during the last registration exercise.
Also, those who had changed abode and who want to transfer their registration status to Taraba could do so by filling out a form to enable the transfer of the information to their current place of abode and the subsequent issuance of a Permanent Voters Card (PVC).
He also stated that the exercise was meant for those who had problem with their previous registration which is meant to correct those anomalies.
Zarma called the exercise an ‘update’ of voters registration and used the opportunity to appeal to those who were unable to get their Permanent Voters Card (PVC), to go ahead and obtain it as the exercise would continue indefinitely.
A question and answer session took place to serve as an interface between the Resident Commissioner and the registrants present.
The exercise which took place at the INEC office premises at Sabon Gari area of Jalingo however, took off peacefully as prospective registrants were seen filling forms and being issued out with voters cards while security agents were there to ensure orderliness.