INEC laments over 160,000 uncollected PVCs in Kogi

Written by on December 6, 2022

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has lamented over the poor turnout in the collection of Permanent Voter’s Cards (PVCs) in Kogi State ahead of the 2023 general election.

INEC Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) in Kogi State, Dr. Gabriel Longpet disclosed this during an interview with reporters on Tuesday .

Dr. Longpet said as of the 2nd of December, 2022, out of 154,984 (one hundred and fifty-four thousand nine hundred and eighty-four) voters cards which were produced for voters who registered in 2019, only 13,689 (thirteen thousand six hundred and eighty-nine) were collected while 141, 295 (one hundred and forty-one thousand two hundred and ninety-five) have not collected their 2019 voters cards.

For the fresh registration between 2021 and June 2022, Longpet said the commission expected 38,505 (thirty eight thousand five hundred and five) people to come forward and collect their cards, but unfortunately, only 18,924 (eighteen thousand nine hundred and twenty-four) voters have collected their PVC while 19,671 (nineteen thousand six hundred and seventy-one) cards have not been claimed.

He however assured Nigerians that the commission through the introduction of BVAS has gone a long way to reducing electoral malpractice for transparent, free and fair elections.


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