7.8m idle PVCs with INEC

By Angela Atabo

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Thursday said it has 7.8 million uncollected Permanent Voter Cards (PVCs) from the 2015 general elections.

The Chairman of the commission, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, told a meeting of Civil Society Organisations Situation Room in Abuja that out of the uncollected PVCs, Lagos had the highest with 1.4 million, followed by Oyo with 700,000 and Edo, 540,000.

Yakubu said: “In terms of the least collection by percentage, Ogun has the least while Bauchi and Zamfara have the highest rate in collection by percentage and number.”

“There are some we have not printed from the last general elections; so, we are meeting some stakeholders next week in this regard to settle it.

“The commission is still reiterating its advice that collection of PVCs by proxy is not allowed.

“So we are working out ways to ensure that people collect their PVCs before the next elections and those who are of age

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