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So I collected my PVC today. Will do a thread later today to share my experience.
I registered for my PVC on 5th February 2011 at 14:15pm. After the photo capture and a little fiddle on their machine, I was handed a TVC (Temporary Voter's Card)
Fast forward to November 2014, I checked online to find out if my PVC was ready. I checked via this link:
First thing I noted was that the site isn't secure as shown below. But since I wasn't required to input my BVN or other personal bank details, there was no reason to worry.
Using the link above, I chose to check status using my date of birth since I had misplaced my TVC and couldn't remember my VIN (Voters Identification Number).
After filling out the e-form, another page loaded which displayed my full details.
That simply meant that my PVC was ready for collection.
The next question then was where to pick it up.
With the information I already got from the link above, I proceeded to another site to find out where to pick the PVC.
This link worked like magic! You too should try it. All I did was to enter my Polling Unit Number which of course was part of the information I got from the previous site.
Your polling unit number is 9-digit. If yours is 8 or 10 digits, then it means you registered in Ghana🤣

I entered my polling unit number and voila, the location of my PVC popped up. I was meant to go to Stadium High School Surulere to pick up my PVC.
At this point, I had relocated from Surulere (Some of my naughty friends would argue it is not Surulere but Ojuelegba but that's their problem) where I was staying in 2011 to Ajah. Badore, Ajah to Stadium is about 34 kilometers and mhen I did not want to bother myself that much.
Eventually, I made up my mind to go pick up my PVC as a patriotic Nigerian. On a Saturday, I drove down to Stadium High School where I met other people waiting to collect their PVCs. Unfortunately for us, we waited in vain. There was no one to attend to us.
I got very angry and returned home. Two weeks after, I decided to try again. I drove another 34 km and there was nobody in the school, infact, the gate was under lock and key. Infuriated, I went back home and I made up my mind not to try again.
Election came in 2015 and of course I could not vote because there I had no PVC.
Fast Forward to October 2018...….
I made up my mind again to go back to Stadium High School to pick up my PVC.
Today, I took permission from work and went, very determined to come back with my PVC.
I got to Stadium High School but only saw some students and the gate man shouting "what can we do for you sir?" I told him I was at the school to pick up my PVC.
The guy bluntly told me I was at the wrong place but suggested that I should go INEC office at Masha.
I entered the car, launched my Google maps to get directions to INEC office at Masha.
We followed the sweet voice on the map diligently and arrived at INEC office in about 20 minutes. The office is somewhere off Adeniran Ogunsanya. Is that place Masha? I really don't care.
I entered the office and told the Hajia that I met that I wanted to collect my PVC. She asked for the TVC but I told her I had misplaced it. She then directed me to meet another gentle man as she couldn't help without my TVC.
I walked to the man who was attending to another elderly man that was there to collect his PVC. After he was done attending to the elderly man, he told me he would be able to help if only I could provide three pieces of information:
*My Full name with my Surname underlined;
*My Polling Unit number and
*The date I registered

Luckily for me, all the information he needed was part of the information I got on
I wrote the info on a sheet of paper and gave it him. I told him I got all the info on INEC's unsecured website.

He then asked me to follow him to the room where all thebags containing uncollected PVCs were.
Friends, there were many bags. many folks haven't collected their PVC.
He used one of parameters I gave him to search for the right bag and under about 4 minutes he brought out my PVC!!!! Hallelujah!!!! Hosanna!!!! I looked so young in 2011 mhen. Come and see innocent face o. 😂
He gave me my PVC after signing two documents and he calmly said "thank you for coming". I was impressed and then "dashed" him something light.
Folks, if you have registered and have not collected your PVC, the two links I shared will help you with the right information regarding your PVC and where to get it. The PVC locator may not get it right but it will help if you are determined to collect your PVC
Pick up your PVC and vote your candidates in February 2019. Don't vote for only the Presidential candidate, vote for the house of assembly members, the Senate, Governors and all other elective positions.
You don't have to vote for the popular candidates, vote for competence, vote economic development. vote for progress. Don't let anybody bully you into believing that a vote not for Buhari or Atiku is a wasted vote. No, there is nothing like that.
I am going to have to stay in hotel near my Polling unit in February or leave home as early as 5am on election day for me to be able to vote. But I believe that effort is worth it. I want to see a new Nigeria, I want to see us progress as a nation.
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