INEC Releases Latest PVC Distribution Details
The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, has released the latest figures as to the numbers of PVC distributed in different states across Nigeria.
The numbers released as "DISTRIBUTION OF PERMANENT VOTERS CARDS AS AT FEBRUARY 17, 2015" in an excel worksheet downloaded from the commissions website.
According to the latest figures the total number of registered voters are 68,833,476. The number of voters who have collected their PVC stands at 52,233,396. Hence the percentage of cards collected stands at 75.88%.
The statistics of distribution of the PVCs released in the statement showed that Zamfara, with 1,495,717 registered voters, had had the highest level of PVCs distribution of 1,458,519 or 97.51 per cent performance.
The statistics also says Nasarawa state follows with 96.29 per cent, having distributed 1,196,583 PVCs as against 1,242,667 registered voters in the state.
Third in the statistics was Gombe, where the commission had attained 95.05 per cent distribution, as 1,064,577 eligible voters out of 1,120,023 registered in the state had collected their PVCs.
However, the statistics showed that so far Ogun recorded the least number of distributed PVCs of 747,556, representing 40.86 per cent of 1,829,534 registered voters in the state. Meanwhile, in Lagos State with the highest number of registered voters of 5,905,852, the commission said that it had attained 62.40 per cent as it had distributed 3,685,322 PVCs.
The statistics included number of PVCs collected in Abia was 1,115,634; Adamawa, 1,328,136; Akwa-Ibom, 1,468,708; Anambra, 1,499,317; Bauchi, 1,745,441 and Bayelsa, 404,119.
The states recorded percentages of 79.91, 85.19, 87.38, 76.37, 84.97 and 66.21, respectively.
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The statistics said that Benue recorded 76.81 PVCs distribution rate, Borno, 68.28 per cent; Cross River, 74.79 per cent; Delta, 75.97 per cent; Ebonyi, 66.50 per cent; Edo, 64.38 per cent; Ekiti, 68.77 per cent, Enugu, 74.53 per cent; FCT, 61.42 per cent; Imo, 69.44 per cent and Jigawa, 93.20 per cent.
In Kaduna state 92.8, Kano, 70.08 per cent; Kastina, 92.68 per cent; Kebbi, 89.53 per cent; Kogi, 67.67 per cent; Kwara, 73.87 per cent; Niger, 70.15 per cent; Ondo, 70.25 per cent, and Osun, 71.97 per cent.
Oyo State had attained 64.97 per cent of PVCs distribution while Plateau had 70.26 per cent coverage, Rivers, 75.79 per cent; Sokoto State, 85.66 per cent; Taraba, 89.25 per cent, and Yobe, 74.95 per cent
It would be recalled that INEC shifted the date of elections from February 14 and 28 to March 28 and April 11 because of low PVC distribution details and insecurity in the country.