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87million PVCs collected ahead of general elections


Ahead of Saturday’s Presidential and National Assembly elections, the Independent National Electoral Commission has released the total number of Nigerians eligible to vote.

INEC says 87,209,007 permanent voter cards (PVCs) have been collected across the country.

Mahmood Yakubu, the INEC chairperson, announced the development on Thursday during a media briefing at the national collation centre in Abuja.

A breakdown of the figure showed that Lagos leads in the number of collected PVCs with 6,214,970. This is closely followed by Kano with 5,594,193, and Kaduna with 4,164, 473.

He noted that the current voter register has over 94 million voters but stated that the Commission will continue to clean it up with technology going forward.

According to him, of the number, 93.3 percent have collected their PVCs while 6,259,229 cards — which is 6.7 percent of PVCs — are still uncollected.

Further checks revealed that both North West and Southwest retain the regional lead with 21,445,000 and 15,536, 213, respectively.

The northcentral-political zone has 14,603,621 as the total number of collected PVCs while North East has a total estimate of 11,937,769 as collected PVCs. Southeast has 10,401,484 while the South-South has 13,284,920.


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