The Governor of Abia State, Dr Okezie Victor Ikpeazu, has approved that Monday 23rd and Tuesday 24th January 2023, be declared as public holidays in the State to enable Abians and residents to collect their Permanent Voter’s Card (PVC), ahead of the forthcoming general elections.
. A statement by the Secretary to the State Government Barrister Chris Ezem, made available to SummitNews, consequently directs all public offices and markets to be closed, adding that “all are enjoined to use this opportunity to visit the INEC offices or collection centres where they registered to collect their PVCs ahead of the 29th January 2023, deadline by INEC for closure of PVC collection.
According to the statement, the “executives of the various markets in the State are directed to ensure strict compliance on the closure of their various markets or be prepared to face appropriate sanctions.
‘Banks and those on essential duties are not affected by this directive.”