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High Number of Collected PVCs Ahead Of Forthcoming Elections



The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) released the number of Permanent Voter Cards (PVCs) collected and uncollected before the approaching elections on Thursday.

The collection of PVCs came to a close on February 5 after the commission extended the process twice.

Records showed that 87,209,007 PVCs were collected while 6,259,229 were still uncollected by February 5.

This data was presented by the INEC Chairman, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu at the National Collation Centre in Abuja.

The documents showed that Lagos has the highest number of collected PVCs with 6,214,970.

This is followed by Kano with 5,594,193 and Kaduna with 4,164,473.

On the contrary, Ekiti State has the least number of collected PVCs at 958,052.

Abia has 1,949,197 collected PVCs; Adamawa, 1,970,650; Akwa-Ibom, 2,198,628; Anambra, 2,624,764; Bauchi, 2,721,780; Bayelsa, 1,009,895; Benue, 2,607,141; Borno, 2,447,209; Cross River, 1,672,810; Delta, 2,989,514; Ebonyi, 1,551,795; Edo, 2,128,288; Enugu, 1,995,389; Gombe, 1,534,954; Imo, 2,280,339; Jigawa, 2,298,365; Katsina, 3,459,945; Kebbi, 1,980,171; Kogi, 1,813,741; Kwara, 1,537,275; Nasarawa, 1,847,752; Niger, 2,633,728; Ogun, 2,278,063; Ondo, 1,729,641; Osun, 1,594,066; Oyo, 2,761,421, Plateau, 2,687,533; Rivers, 3, 285,785; Sokoto, 2,097,789, Taraba, 1,825,325; Yobe, 1,437,851; Zamfara, 1,850,055; and the FCT, 1,476,451.

INEC reported that as of February 5, 87,209,007 PVCs had been collected while 6,259,229 were uncollected across the nation.

With Lagos having the highest collected PVCs at 6,214,970, followed by Kano with 5,594,193 and Kaduna, 4,164,473.

On the contrary, Ekiti State having the least at 958,052.

The documents for each state’s collected PVCs showed that Abia, Adamawa, Akwa-Ibom, Anambra, Bauchi, Bayelsa, Benue, Borno, Cross River, Delta, Ebonyi, Edo, Enugu, Gombe, Imo, Jigawa, Katsina, Kebbi, Kogi, Kwara, Nasarawa, Niger, Ogun, Ondo, Osun, Oyo, Plateau, Rivers, Sokoto, Taraba, Yobe, Zamfara and FCT all recorded different successes in their collections.