No fewer than 963,884 printed Permanent Voter Cards are still awaiting collection across offices of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Lagos State.
The uncollected PVCs include 37,832 out of the 60,370 PVCs that were printed after the recently concluded Continuous Voter Registration (CVR) exercise in the state.
According to INEC’s Public Affairs Officer in Lagos State, Mrs. Adenike Oriowo, there has been a poor turnout of voters coming forward to collect their PVCs in the state.
Oriowo said data as of October 21 showed that the Lagos INEC received 6,570,291 PVCs from the commission’s national headquarters before the 2019 general election.
“Old PVCs collected up till Oct. 21 was 5,644,239 while the total uncollected old PVCs as at the same time was 926,052.