INEC laments high number of uncollected PVCs.

Written by on June 1, 2022

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has lamented the high number of uncollected Permanent Voters Card (PVCs), putting the figure at about 20 million.

INEC National Commissioner of FCT, Nasarawa, Kaduna and Plateau States, Mohammed Haruna, disclosed this, on Tuesday, at the launch of a campaign to promote the collection of PVCs and increase participation in the ongoing continuous voter registration exercise.

According to Haruna, statistics by INEC in 2019 showed that over 84 million PVCs were printed and of the figure, 72 million PVCs were collected, while over 11 million voter cards were not collected.

Giving a breakdown of the figure, he said the South-West had the highest number of uncollected PVCs with over 3.4 million, followed by the North-West with over 1.9 million, then the South-South with over 1.7 million.

While the North-Central had about 1.5 million uncollected cards, the South-East recorded over 1.4 million, the North-East had over 800,000 and the FCT had about 318,000 uncollected voter’s cards.

Kevin Madu

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