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About 1 million PVCs but to be collected in Lagos – INEC



Forward of the 2023 basic election, the Unbiased Nationwide Electoral Fee (INEC) on Tuesday introduced {that a} complete of 1,091,157 previous Everlasting Voter Playing cards (PVCs) are nonetheless uncollected by their homeowners in Lagos state.

The fee additionally mentioned that after two months it flagged off distribution of 34,242 newly printed PVCs for brand new registrants; solely 6, 382 candidates had come for assortment throughout the state.

Mr Olusegun Agbaje, the Resident Electoral Commissioner of INEC, made this identified on the Stakeholders’ Assembly on Election with leaders of political events, on Tuesday in Ikeja.

Agbaje described the low price of PVCs assortment throughout the 20 native authorities areas as unimpressive.

This improvement, he mentioned, places the state at fifth place nationwide within the variety of new registered voters.

He mentioned: “The low price of PVC assortment in Lagos State is worrisome as solely 6,382 PVCs out of 34,242 acquired from the Fee’s Headquarters for the primary and second quarters CVR had been collected by their homeowners. That is simply 18.6 per cent.

“Equally for the previous PVCs, a complete of 1,091,157 are nonetheless uncollected by their homeowners.”

He urged residents within the state to proceed to help the Fee in mobilising the eligible residents residing in Lagos State which might be but to gather their PVCs to make the most of the chance supplied by the continued assortment of PVCs on the INEC LGA places of work the place they registered to gather their PVCs.

“As anybody with out the PVC can’t vote throughout any election.”