Polls: Lagos records 89.3% in PVC collection – INEC

Permanent Voter Cards (PVCs) [Photo credit: BBC]

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has disclosed that 89.3% of Permanent Voters’ Cards (PVCs) delivered to Lagos State have been collected.

Of the 940,200 PVCs delivered to Lagos from the recent voter registration exercise, 839,720 PVCs have been collected representing 89.3% of the total figure.

The INEC chairman, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, made the disclosure on Friday, January 27, in Abuja at a meeting with the Resident Electoral Commissioners (RECs).

Yakubu said: “The Commission is encouraged by the determination of registered voters nationwide to collect their PVCs and the actual level of collection so far.

“For instance, in Lagos State, which has the highest number of registered voters in the country, the Commission delivered 940,200 PVCs from the recent voter registration exercise (June 2021 to July 2022) for both new registrants and requests for transfer and replacement of cards. As of yesterday Thursday 26th January 2023, 839,720 PVCs have been collected representing 89.3% of the total figure.”

The INEC chair, however, noted that there are still a few issues to be addressed with the ongoing collection of PVCs.

He stated that the ongoing meeting with RECs will consider reports from other states of the Federation and “the Commission will not hesitate to consider additional measures to ensure that all citizens have ample opportunity to collect their PVCs ahead of the general election.”

“We wish to assure Nigerians that the Commission will always be responsive to the needs of the electorate,” he said.

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