The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Nigeria’s electoral umpire, has released the list of Permanent Voter Cards collected for the 2019 general elections.
Naija News reports that the data released by INEC showed that Lagos, Nigeria’s commercial city, topped the list, followed by Kano and Kaduna states, respectively.
The list showed that 5,531,389 people collected PVCs in Lagos State, while 4,696,747 registered voters in Kano State collected their PVCs.
Similarly, 3,648,831 persons picked up their PVCs in Kaduna State, followed closely by Katsina State with 3,187,988 million cards collected. Rivers State rounds up the top five with 2,833,101 PVCs collected.
According to INEC, in terms of percentage of registered voters that collected their PVCs, Lagos is not in the top 10 with 84.19 per cent of the 6,570,291 registered voters in the state collecting their PVCs. 1,038,902 million voters (the highest for any state) did not collect PVCs in Lagos State.
INEC statistics reveals that Katsina State has the highest percentage of PVCs collected with 98.69 per cent of registered voters in the state collecting their PVCs.
This, Naija News understands was followed by Taraba State with 97.30 per cent of registered voters getting their PVCs, while 95.76 per cent of Nigerians registered to vote in Gombe collected their cards.
Similarly, Kebbi State and Bauchi State followed with 95.13 and 94.84 per cent of registered voters getting their PVCs in both states, respectively.
The data released by INEC showed that North-West topped the regions in terms of the number of PVCs collected. The region had 18,231,193 of PVCs collected.
A breakdown of the figure across the geopolitical zones is as follows:
|Zone||Collected PVCs||Uncollected PVCs|
Source: Naija News