INEC Release Final PVC Collection Data Ahead of 2023 Polls

INEC Release Final PVC Collection Data Ahead of 2023 Polls

  • In preparation for Saturday, February 25, presidential polls, INEC has released its final data for PVC collection
  • According to the data released by the commission on Thursday, February 23, no fewer than 87,209,007 persons successfully collected their PVCs
  • The data also confirmed that 93,469,008 electorates registered for a PVC in the build-up to the election

FCT, Abuja - The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has released the final data for electorates who have collected their permanent voter's cards (PVC) before Saturday, February 25, presidential polls.

According to the statistics released by the electoral body on Thursday, February 23, 93,469,008 persons registered for their PVCs, while 87,209,007 persons, constituting 93.3% of registered voters, collected their PVCs.

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Based on INEC's final PVC collection data, over 87 million electorates will decide Nigeria's fate on Saturday. Photo: INEC
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This means 87,209,007 will decide the fate of the 18 candidates vying for the presidential seat of power to succeed President Muhammadu Buhari.

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Lagos, Kano and Kaduna dominate INEC's final PVC collection list

According to the INEC document made available to, Lagos state had the highest number of registered voters with 7,060,195 electorates, followed by Kano state with 5,921,370 electorates and Kaduna state holding the third spot with 4,335,208 registered voters.

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Similarly, all three states maintained their spot according to their initial order based on the number of PVC collected by states.

Lagos state racked up 6,214,970 collected PVCs, constituting 88.0 per cent; Kano state had 5,594,193 PVC collected, comprising 94.5 per cent, and Kaduna maintained the number three spot with 4,164,473 accumulated PVCs constituting 96.1 per cent.

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Meanwhile, an urgent redress to the continuous scarcity of the new naira note has been requested by the election observer group, Yiaga Africa.

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Yiaga Africa's latest pre-election report predicted a possible low voter turnout if the trend persists.

Similarly, the election observer group pinpointed a possible disenfranchisement of some eligible voters.

2023 Elections: INEC Opens Up on PVCs Found in Anambra 'Forest'

In another development, Nigeria's electoral commission, INEC, has reacted to the news of PVCs found in a forest in Anambra.

A staff of INEC who spoke with on conditions of anonymity said such PVCs were not useful.

The official disclosed that the cards were defaced, obsolete, and could be among those printed many years ago.


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