Nigeria 2015: 78 per cent of voters given PVCs – INEC

Former INEC Chairman, Prof. Attahiru Jega

The Independent of National Electoral Commission has given at least 54,377,747 persons registered for the 2015 general elections their permanent voter cards.

The figure, being latest as of February 27, represents 78.93 per cent of the 68,833,746, being the total number of voters registered by INEC.

The figure indicates three per cent increase from the last collection rate reported two weeks ago.

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

According to the statement, a total of 67,205,600 PVCs have been delivered to states nationwide. 

The statement also reveals Akwa Ibom, Bauchi, Gombe, Jigawa, Katsina, Taraba and Zamfara States have exceeded 90 per cent collection rate.

Abia, Adamawa, Enugu, Kano, Kebbi, Niger, Sokoto and Rivers State have over 80 per cent collection rate.

The states that have over 70 per cent collection rate include Anambra, Benue, Cross River, Delta, Ebonyi, Imo, Kwara, Ondo, Osun, Plateau and Yobe States.

Others, consisting of Bayelsa, Borno, Edo, Ekiti, Federal Capital Territory, Kogi, Lagos and Oyo States, have over 60 per cent collection rate.

Ogun state still has the least collection rate with 44 per cent.


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  • abc

    People of Ogun state, go and collect your PVC now, What is your problem. You are wasting our votes for APC for us.

    • Bayshy

      Professor Jega does not get it. Ten million dis-enfranchised voters

      is un-acceptable. That figure (10 million) is equivalent to voters in
      five [5] less populated states in Nigeria. INEC’s constitutional mandate
      is to print and deliver 100% PVC to all registered voters in Nigeria.

      • AD

        The last election more than 10million people dint vote and they even had there tvc so what are you saying

      • abc

        Really? So it is the responsibility of Inec to take the PVC of your late father who drinks too much of Agogoro and died last your to his grave.

  • Wathtower

    This INEC press release is a lie……

    Because INEC said last week it has not yet printed or received 10 million PVCs from overseas.
    So how can the same INEC say today that it has delivered ALL PVCs today – less only 10 million?
    When “The total number of registered voters in Ogun State is 1,795,794 and total number of PVCs
    received so far from Abuja is 1,368,875. And out of this, 808,590,000 have been distributed as at today
    (Tuesday), which represents 59.1 per cent,”
    according to Ogun state electoral secretary, Mr. Atiba.

  • Bayshy

    INEC’s constitutional mandate is to print and deliver

    100% PVC to all the registered voters in Nigeria.

    • Uzoma John

      INEC’s responsibility is not force people to collect their PVC. They have done their bit by making the PVC ready. It is left for the electorates to go collect their PVCs. Even the PDP government accusing INEC of not giving voters their PVCs have not used any medium to announce and encourage voters to collect their PVCs rather busy peddling false rumours against our enviable GMB. What has changed in 2 weeks of election postponement. Nothing much. Only additional 3% have so far collected their PVCs. And there is no democracy in the world records 100% of registered voters voting in election. The combined votes of GEJ and GMB in 2011 is less than 48% of registered voters. SO, You guys should save us this unnecessary rhetoric. We must twat every evil machination of GEJ and PDP to rig this election. March 28 is around the corner.

  • Sabo Inuwa

    If it is now INEC achieved 78% rate of distribution of PVCs, it therefore means there is more than meets the eye in terms of its being prepared for the Feb 14th polls two weeks ago it shifted the polls. In actual fact it then means the excuse given us for insecurity in the north east is only a smokescreen. Someone is hiding something somewhere & earlier they let the ginnie out of the bottle the better & safer for us all. God Bless Nigeria

    • Omo Akin

      See the post by Uzoma John below which is very apt. During registration, how many people play a fast one by registering, for example in Lagos and then traveling to Anambra to again register? How many people just don’t border to go and collect their cards and what of those who had died after the registration? If INEC had printed cards for every registrant, it is the duty of the registrant to go and collect his/her card. There is never going to be 100% collection. I can assure you that not more than 60% of those who even collected the PVC will vote.
      INEC should stick with its accreditation method that prevents multiple voting; that is the first step to a credible election.

      • ayo

        Why are you APC guys so satanic,why are guys always in the evil habit of lying. Many nigerians particularly in Lagos where I live on daily bases throngs inec PVC distribution points to collect their pvc s and yet inec keeps on changing from one story to the other and turning the voters from pillars to posts.majority of people being denied PVC in Lagos are ibos whose support we all knows where it resides.jega is a big fraud.

      • donkesson

        thank you .you are the only one that said meaninful thin on this matter.

  • PVC DISTRIBUTION COMPARISON TABLE FOR 36 States plus FCT

    I prepared a comparison table of the 02/17/2015 distribution of PVCs state by
    state including the FCT. The table shows that seemingly equitable
    distributions, of between 0.04% to 18% rejection rate, were made for 6 states
    in the Northwest, 4 states in the Northeast, 1 state in the Northcentral and 1
    state – Akwa Ibom – in the Southsouth.
    For the 24 remaining states, PVC distribution is inequitably distributed, the
    rejection/denied rate being between 30% to 145% – in the case of Ogun State. It
    is my guided opinion that if INEC wants, it can bring the PVC rejection rates
    in these states to the same level as in the ”equitable” Northern states before
    the election of March 28, 2015 takes place.
    INEC, please help to bring this about before this election date. Thank you very
    much.
    My table is available upon request.

  • ayo

    Inec chairman jega is into some mischief, I don’t trust him again. Even this new figures is not authentic just a cover up to rig the election for buhari and APC.I am a registered voter since 2011 with my Tvc with which I voted in 2011 polls but up till now after numerous visits to inec PVC designated points,I was told that my PVC had not been printed.and yet some mischief makers are urging jega on to deny me my right to vote.jega is a big fraud and must exit that office now because he had betrayed the trust of Nigerians because of ethnic considerations. APC is blackmailing the govt simply because of their evil plan with jega against Nigeria.

    • Malap

      Its not ONLY about you, but about almost 80M Nigerians who are in your shoes. 78% in any Nigerian examination is Distinction. Commend them (INEC) for what they’ve done so far, while we expect that many more would be made available in the next coming days.

      • ayo

        Bros what you are saying is the highly crafted fraud we are seriously talking about,how do you measure /% success in an examination where more than 40% of eligible and willing candidates were forcefully denied their right and opportunities to even take part in the exams.sometimes I use to wonder the kind of evil spirit operating in APC and its supporters ,what is the motivation driving APC to keep on prodding inec to go ahead with an election that will deny about 10million very willing and eligible Nigerians mainly from a particular zone the opportunities to vote while giving opportunities to more than 10million non eligible under age voters and foreigners from chad,Niger,and northern Cameroon to vote.Jega and APC are into a satanic alliance to impose an old expired, half life ethnic and religious bigot buhari who had on three consecutive times being rejected by Nigerians.this is the greatest fraud of the decade and it shall never be allowed to stand.every willing and eligible Nigerians must be allowed to vote in this election otherwise the election must be postponed infinitum.

  • justme

    This INEC chairman is as if u don’t respect ur office at all!!,now ur silly APC members r making a hell of a noise over ur supposed sack,which no one has a fact to!!,why wudnt u be sacked anyways,wen uve sold ur conscience to ur cabals!!,pls give out our voters cards to us pls and stop talking rubbish all over the place!