2023: About 1 million PVCs yet to be collected in Lagos – INEC

he Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) announced on Tuesday that 1,091,157 old Permanent Voter Cards (PVCs) remain uncollected by their owners in Lagos state, ahead of the 2023 general election, Charmingpro reports 

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The commission also stated that it had flagged off distribution of 34,242 newly printed PVCs for new registrants after two months; however, only 6, 382 applicants had come for collection across the state.

Mr Olusegun Agbaje, INEC’s Resident Electoral Commissioner, announced this on Tuesday at the Stakeholders’ Meeting on Election with political party leaders in Ikeja.

The low rate of PVC collection across the 20 local government areas, according to Agbaje, is unimpressive.

According to him, this development places the state fifth in the country in terms of new registered voters.

“The low rate of PVC collection in Lagos State is concerning,” he said, noting that only 6,382 PVCs out of 34,242 received from the Commission’s Headquarters for the first and second quarters CVR had been collected by their owners. This amounts to only 18.6 percent.

“Similarly, 1,091,157 old PVCs have yet to be collected by their owners.”

He urged residents in the state to continue assisting the Commission in mobilizing eligible citizens residing in Lagos State who have yet to collect their PVCs to take advantage of the ongoing collection of PVCs at the INEC LGA offices where they registered to collect their PVCs.

“Anyone who does not have a PVC cannot vote in any election.”


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