Nigeria 2015: 75 Percent of Voters Given PVCs — INEC

INEC Chairman, Attahiru Jega Photo Credit:234NEXT
INEC Chairman, Attahiru Jega Photo Credit:234NEXT

The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, has said the number of registered voters who have collected their permanent voter cards now stands at 52, 233,396.

The figure, being the collection rate as of Tuesday, February 17, represents 75.88 percent of the 68,833476 registered voters.

The figure is a progress from 66 percent collection rate two weeks ago.

The electoral body made the revelation in a statement signed by Kayode Idowu, Chief Press Secretary to Attahiru Jega, the Chairman of the Commission.

According to the statement, Zamfara State has the highest collection rate, with 97 percent of the 1,495,717 voters, while Ogun State comes last. In Ogun, only 40.86 percent of the 1,829534 registered voters have collected their PVCs.

Others states, including Katsina, Jigawa, Nasarawa, Kaduna and Gombe States, also have over 90 percent collection rates.

In Lagos State, of the 5,905,852 registered voters, only 3,885322 have collected their cards, representing 62.40 percent collection rate.

Bauchi, Akwa Ibom, Adamawa, Kebbi and Sokoto States have surpassed 80 percent collection rate, the statement said.

In Bayelsa, Benue, Benue, Ebonyi, Edo, Ekiti, Oyo and Borno States, more than 60 percent of registered voters have also been given their cards.

The statement showed that many states have attained over 70 percent collection rate.

The states with over 70 percent collection rate include Abia, Anambra, Cross River, Delta, Enugu, Kano, Kogi and Kwara States.

Others are Yobe, Ondo, Osun, Rivers and Plateau States.

In Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory, 541,359 voters have had their cards, representing 61.42 percent of the 881,472 registered voters.

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