- At least 11, 228,582 registered voters will not be voting during the presidential and National Assembly elections
- This is because this same number of Permanent Voter’s Cards (PVCs) is still uncollected according to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC)
- The INEC chairman, Professor Mahmood Yakubu, said that the number of uncollected PVC in statistics is 13.37%
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Thursday, February 21, revealed that out of the 84 million registered voters, not less than 11, 228,582 of them will not be able to vote due to failure to collect their Permanent Voter’s Cards (PVCs), The Guardian reports.
The INEC chairman, Professor Mahmood Yakubu, in his press briefing on Thursday put the number of collected and uncollected PVCs at 72,775,502 and 11,228,582 respectively.
Yakubu said that the number of uncollected PVC in statistics is 13.37%. 7,817,905 PVCs out of the uncollected number were carried over from the 2014-2016 registration exercises and 3,410,677 are from the last Continuous Voter Registration (CVR) exercise that took place between 2017 and 2018.
Earlier, Legit.ng reported that INEC had disclosed that a total of 72.7 million of Permanent Voters Card (PVCs) were collected across the country ahead of the general elections.
The INEC chairman, Mahmood Yakubu, at a press conference on Thursday, February 21, noted that the 72.7m of PVCs collected represents 86.3% of the over 84m registered voters in the country, The New Telegraph reports.
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