Okoye made the announcement after a meeting of the commission’s management on Friday.
“The Commission has fixed Monday 12 December 2022 to Sunday 22 January 2023 as the dates for the collection of PVCs in all the 774 Local Government Offices of the Commission throughout the Federation.
Okoye added that all registered voters, including those that participated in the recently concluded Continuous Voter Registration (CVR) can collect their PVCs from 9.00am to 3.00pm daily, including Saturdays and Sundays.
“All the RECs and Electoral Officers (EOs) have been directed to convene a meeting with the critical stakeholders in their States and Local Government Areas, including traditional and religious leaders, civil society groups, community-based organisations and the media to brief them on the modalities for the collection of the PVCs in order to sensitise the public and ensure seamless exercise.
“Similarly, RECs and EOs have also been directed to set up help desks to assist registrants with complaints about their PVCs or with the PVC collection procedure for immediate redress,” said the INEC spokesperson.