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INEC to redistribute 1.4m unclaimed PVCs in Lagos



The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Lagos State, yesterday, said that it was making plans to redistribute the unclaimed 1.4 million Permanent Voter Cards (PVCs) in the state.

The Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) in the state, Mr. Sam Olumekun, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos that the commission was actually working out a new strategy to redistribute the PVCs.

Olumekun, who expressed concerned over the number of uncollected PVCs in the state, urged the owners to go to INEC offices in their local government areas for collection.


Lagos has the highest number of unclaimed PVCs in the country, with INEC’s disclosure that it was still in possession of 7,920,129 PVCs yet to be collected from its offices across the country.

A breakdown of the uncollected PVCs as at last month showed that Lagos had the highest number of 1,401,390, followed by Oyo with 647,586 and Edo, which had 449,001, while Kano had 195,941.

The figure also showed Bauchi State as having the least number of uncollected PVCs, 15,542, followed by Bayelsa and Plateau, with 28,533 and 25,300 cards, respectively.

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