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2023: INEC Says 132,626 PVCs Yet To Collected In Anambra State




With less than three months to the 2023 general election, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has continued to decry the rate of uncollected Permanent Voter Cards (PVC) in various states of the federation.

Naija News reports that latest on the list is Anambra State, where the commission has revealed that 132,626 PVC’s are yet to be collected ahead of the polls.

The state’s Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC), Dr Queen Elizabeth Agwu, who made this revelation at a meeting with stakeholders at the state headquarters of the commission said the uncollected PVC belonged to voters in the 21 local government areas in the state.

According to her, INEC has relocated six local government area collection centres in the state, as a result of the insecurity ravaging most parts of the country.

Agwu told representatives of political parties, traditional rulers and civil society groups that the local government areas collection centres which were relocated included Ihiala, Nnewi South, Onitsha North, Orumba North, Awka North and Awka South.

The Anambra REC advanced that “The collection of PVCs has been extended to Saturdays and Sundays in Anambra State. We need enough security to carry out this function. If people fail to collect their PVC, they will be shortchanging themselves, and doing a disservice to the people of their area.

“The 2023 general elections will be free, fair and credible, not only in Anambra State but the entire country. We have done the necessary work, and we hope to deliver.”

Agwu gave a breakdown of the figures of uncollected PVCs in most local government areas as follows: Ayamelum – 1,960; Dunukofia – 6,222; Idemili South – 4’589; Anaocha – 885; Orumba South -6,656; Onitsha South – 12,274; Idemili North – 16,256; Aguata – 12675; Njikoka – 7,009; Ogbaru – 10,755 and Anambra East – 7,717.

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Others are Nnewi South – 1,841; Awka North – 1,153; Anambra West – 1,387; Orumba North – 2,393; Oyi – 7,982; Onitsha North – 9,990; Ihiala – 4,058; Nnewi North – 8,700; Ekwusigo – 3,350 and Awka South – 4,971.

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