32,684 registered voters collect PVCs in Lagos since Dec. 2022

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Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) says 32,684 registered voters in Lagos have so far collected their Permanent Voter Cards (PVCs).

The commission in its daily update on PVCs collection released, Saturday in Abuja, disclosed that 15,286 of registered voters in Lagos who collected their PVCs were female while 17,398 were male.

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The commission also disclosed that 13,703 registered voters collected their voter cards in Edo state.

INEC devolved the exercise nationwide to collection of PVCs in registration area/ward level from Jan. 6 to January 15, after which it will be reverted to its local government offices until January 22.

INEC had in December, last year said 1,693,963 Permanent Voter Cards (PVCS) are yet to be collected in Lagos as at the 29th of that month.

This is as the commission further disclosed that 460,643 of the PVCs were yet to be collected by their owners in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) as at December 24, 2022.

INEC, which made this known in a tabular summary to newsmen on Saturday in Abuja, categorised the uncollected PVCs into 916,961 old cards and 777,002 new cards.

According to the document, Lagos has received 7,510,491 cards from INEC headquarters, comprising of 6,570,291 old cards and 940,200 new cards.

It added that out of the cards received by the state, a total of 5,816,528 PVCs (5,653,330 – Old and 163,198 new cards) had so far been collected as at Dec. 29.

Similarly, INEC disclosed that there were 460,643 PVCs (made up of 230,007 old cards from 2011-2019; and 230,636 new card from 2021 to 2022) that were yet to be collected in the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja as at December 24.

The breakdown of the uncollected PVCs per area council in the territory showed that Abuja Municipal Area Council still had 286,868 uncollected PVCs as at December 24.

Also, Abaji had 6, 598; Bwari -98,071; Gwagwala 38,802; Kuje 11,034, and Kwali 19,270 uncollected cards.

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