7.9m PVCs await collection – INEC

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has said that it was still in possession of 7,920,129 Permanent Voter Cards (PVCs) yet to be collected from its offices nationwide.

INEC disclosed this in a tabular data on consolidated PVCs as at March 22, 2018, released on Tuesday in Abuja.

The data showed that 8,271,401 PVCs were yet to be not collected as at 2016.

A breakdown of the uncollected PVCs as at March 2018 also revealed that Lagos has the highest number of 1,401,390 followed by Oyo, 647,586, and Edo, 449,001 cards, while Kano has 195,941.

The data also showed Bauchi State with the least number of uncollected PVCs at 15,542, followed by Bayelsa State and Plateau State 28,533 and 25,300, respectively

INEC further disclosed that 351,272 PVCs had so far been collected in the 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) between 2015 and March 2018.

The commission also showed that 230,175 of the 351,272 PVCs were collected in 2017 while the remaining 121,097 cards were collected in 2018.

The state with the highest number of collected PVCs, between 2017 and 2018, is Anambra with 102,264; with the breakdown of 95,385 and 6,879 cards collected in 2017 and 2018, according to the commission.

Kogi and Lagos followed with 41,174 and 20,002 cards collected, it said.

The data also showed that 15,318 and 25,856 PVCs were collected in Kogi in 2017 and 2018; 14,907 and 5,095 in Lagos in the same order.

The states with the least total number of collected PVCs between 2017 and 2018 are Zamfara with 40; followed by Taraba, 158; and Bauch 558 collected cards. (NAN)

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