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INEC to Appeal Court Ruling Allowing Persons without PVCs to Vote.

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has announced its intention to appeal a recent court ruling allowing persons without Permanent Voter Cards (PVCs) to vote in future elections.

The ruling, issued by the Federal High Court in Abuja, stated that withholding the right to vote from citizens who are duly registered but do not possess a PVC violates their fundamental human rights.

However, INEC argues that the use of PVCs is a necessary measure to prevent electoral fraud and ensure the credibility of the electoral process. The commission also points out that PVCs have been used in previous elections and have been widely accepted by the public.

INEC's decision to appeal the ruling is expected to spark further debate on the use of PVCs in Nigerian elections. Some critics have argued that the requirement for PVCs disproportionately affects certain groups, such as the elderly and those living in remote areas, who may have difficulty obtaining the cards.

While the legal battle over the use of PVCs continues, it is important for citizens to take advantage of the opportunity to register and obtain their PVCs before the next election cycle. This will not only enable them to exercise their right to vote but also ensure the integrity of the electoral process.

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