72.7 Million Nigerians Collected PVCs, According To INEC
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has said a total of 72.7 million Nigerians have collected their Permanent Voter Cards for the general elections.
The statistics was announced by INEC Chairman, Prof Mahmood Yakubu during his daily briefing in Abuja on Thursday.
According to the statistics, Lagos, Kano, Kaduna and Katsina are the states with the highest number of PVCs collected, and all of the four states are under the leadership of the ruling All Progressives Congress Party (APC).
In terms of Nigeria’s six-geopolitical zones, the North-west leads in the number of PVCs collected with 18.2 million PVCs collected PVCs, followed by the South-west with 12.8 million.
The North-central has 11.5 million while the South-south has 11.1 million.
The regions with the least number of collected PVCs are South-east and North-east with 8.5 million and 10.4 million respectively.
According to INEC, 11,228,582 PVCs are yet to be collected for the polls.