No fewer than 6.7 million PVCs are yet to be collected from the Independent National Electoral Commission offices across 17 states and the Federal Capital Territory.
INEC had earlier announced that the collection window for PVCs will commence on December 12, 2022 and end on January 22.
Accord to Festus Okoye, INEC National Commissioner for Information and Voter Education, in a statement released on Tuesday, December 3, stated that from January 6 -15, the collection of the PVCs will be devolved to the ward level after which collection would be moved to the local government areas.
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Data from the Lagos state INEC office revealed that as of December 29, a total of 1,693,963 PVCs remained uncollected. This was disclosed in a document tagged ‘INEC Lagos PVCs Reports.’
“Old PVCs received from headquarters – 6,570,291; old PVCs collected up till December 29, 2022 – 5,653,330. Total uncollected old PVCs – 916,961; New PVCs received from headquarters – 940,200; New PVCs collected as at December 29, 2022 – 163,198.
“Total uncollected New PVCs – 777,022; Overall total PVCs received from headquarters- 7,510,491; Overall PVCs collected as at December 29, 2022 -5,816,528; Overall PVCs uncollected 1,693,963,’’ the report said.
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