General Elections: INEC Releases Breakdown of PVCs Collected

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has released the number of Permanent Voters Card (PVC) collected across the nation ahead of this year’s general election.

According to the list released by INEC, about 72.7 million Nigerians have collected their permanent voter cards (PVCs), representing 86.3 percent of the over 84 million registered voters in the country.

Katsina, the home state of President Muhammadu Buhari, recorded 98.69% collection rate, while Adamawa where PDP’s candidate, Atiku Abubakar hails from, recorded 90.66%.

From the data released by INEC, Lagos state has the highest number of collections with 5.5 million, followed by Kano with 4.6 million. Ekiti state has the lowest number of collections with 666,591.

Mahmood gave the exact number of total PVCs collected as 72,775,585, with 11.2 million cards uncollected.

The 72.7 million collection rate is 16,344,330 more than the 56,431,255 collected in 2015, indicating an increase of 22 percent in the number of the PVCs collected.

Check out a state-by-state breakdown of PVC collection released by INEC below:

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