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6 months to 2019 elections, 7.5m PVCs reportedly yet to be collected (state by state breakdown)

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Six months to the 2019 general elections, a total of 7, 458,291 Permanent Voter’s Cards (PVCs) are reportedly yet to be collected from the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).
A consolidated PVC collection as of August 15, 2018, showed that Lagos state has the highest number of unclaimed PVCs with 1,380,142, Daily Trust reports.
State with the highest number of unclaimed PVCs
1. Lagos – 1,380,142 2. Oyo – 621,437
3. Edo – 443,705
4. Osun – 410,832
5. Ogun – 408,403
6. Imo – 370,202
7. Ondo – 360,863
8. Federal Capital Territory (FCT) – 256,069
9. Kogi – 246,897
10. Kwara – 232,783
11. Rivers – 228,911
12. Ekiti – 220,573
States with the least number of unclaimed PVCs
1. Taraba – 2,666
2. Bauchi – 15,474
3. Zamfara – 19,095
4. Bayelsa – 23,604
5. Plateau – 24,564
6. Jigawa – 41,379
7. Gombe – 45,105
8. Ebonyi – 51,896
9. Katsina – 51,930
10. Kebbi – 52,747
11. Yobe – 83,732
12. Borno – 84,560
States in the middle of the figures for the unclaimed PVCs
1. Kano – 193,306.
2. Benue – 181,101
3. Kaduna – 170,591
4. Enugu – 156,352
5. Delta – 146,508
6. Cross River – 136,098
7. Niger – 135,068
8. Abia – 127,837
9. Akwa Ibom – 124,278
10. Sokoto – 123,094
11. Nasarawa – 98,300
12. Adamawa – 91,671
13. Anambra – 91,260
We gathered that the figures, however, showed an improvement in the number of PVCs collected between 2017 and the second quarter of 2018. In the first quarter of 2018, 121, 097 PVCs were collected, while a total of 461,838 PVCs were collected in the second quarter of 2018, making the consolidated collection figure this year to reach 813,110.
Numbers of PVCs collected in 2018, state by state
1. Rivers state – 158,178
2. Anambra – 108, 777
3. Taraba – 44,886
4. Kogi – 44,026
5. Oyo – 41,616
6. Lagos – 41,250
7. Abia – 40,879
8. Zamfara – 35,917
9. Ogun – 26,415
10. Cross River – 19,508
11. Edo – 17,438
12. Delta – 17, 182
13. Imo – 16,886
14. Ondo – 16,239
15. Enugu – 15,774
16. FCT – 15,827
17. Ebonyi – 14,898
18. Katsina – 12,641
19. Bauchi – 626
20. Niger – 1,336
21. Plateau – 2,190
22. Akwa Ibom – 2,495
23. Borno – 2,640
When contacted about the procedures to obtain the PVCs, Rotimi Lawrence Oyekanmi, the chief press secretary to the chairman of INEC, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, said the presentation of the temporary voter’s card (TVC) was necessary.
“When you register, they give you a TVC, which is temporary voter’s card. When you want to collect your permanent voter’s card (PVC), you take the TVC along. They just look for your name and you submit your PVC. Then you collect your PVC. The process is as simple as that,”
Oyekanmi told Daily Trust.
Meanwhile, INEC said the number of new registration as of August 15, 2018, stands at 12,682,792.
The electoral body reportedly said the number of Transfer Requests received was 640,706, while those asking for PVC Replacement Requests stood at 998,993. The gender analysis of new registrants showed that number of males at 6,850,558, while females were 5,832,234.
Meanwhile,SpyeTV had previously reported that the Presidency dismissed Senate president Bukola Saraki’s allegation that President Muhammadu Buhari was to blame for the delay in approving the supplementary budget for INEC. Malam Garba Shehu, the senior special assistant to the president on media and publicity, who stated this in a statement in Abuja on Sunday, August 19, said, on the contrary, the Saraki-led Senate should be solely held responsible for the delay.

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