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1.38 million PVCs uncollected in Lagos – INEC


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The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Lagos State said about 1.38 million Permanent Voter’s Cards (PVCs) were yet to be collected in the state.

Lagos State Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) Sam Olumekun gave the figure in an interview with journalists in Lagos.

“We still have about 1.38 million PVCs uncollected as we speak. Only about 15 per cent of the 2017 new registrants whose cards have been produced has come to pick their cards. It is very poor,” Olumekun said.

“We have also added close to 750, 000 new registrants, whose cards are still going to be produced and distributed.


“Of course, the ones (PVCs) newly printed for those who registered in 2017, people are coming to collect them than those which had been there since 2011 elections,” he said.

The commissioner urged eligible voters whose cards had been produced to visit INEC offices in the 20 local government areas across the state to pick them up.

“We are still looking at the possibility of going to meet the people; taking the cards to them, but we are still looking at that. It is going to be a policy issue,” Olumekun said.

The INEC official urged the public to get involved in determining those that would represent them in government.

She said, “We are imploring all stakeholders in this business to educate and sensitise the people because it is important to get our democracy working.

“Sensitisation, mobilisation and education is not the business of INEC alone. It is the business of every interest group, for people to come out and perform their civic responsibility.”

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