87.2 million PVCs were collected, with Lagos collecting 6 million – INEC .


On Thursday, Mahmood Yakubu, the chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), said that 87,209,007 Permanent Voter Cards (PVC) have been gathered nationwide.

At a press conference held at the national collation centre in Abuja, Yakubu said that the commission has a list of 94 million registered voters.

Yet he gave the assurance that INEC would keep using technology to clean up the record.

According to a breakdown of the data, Lagos, with 6,214,970 PVCs obtained, is followed by Kano and Kaduna, with 5,594,193 and 4,164,473 respectively.

The INEC chief claimed that while 93.3 percent of voters had acquired their PVCs, 6.9 percent, or 6,259,229 cards, had not being collected. The elections would involve 1,642,385 polling places and collation centre workers from the 18 political parties. On February 5, the PVC collection came to an end. The collection of PVCs was previously scheduled to take place in all local government areas across the nation from December 12 to January 22 by INEC.Before the exercise finally came to an end on February 5.