6.7 million Nigerians have yet to collect their PVCs — INEC

6.7 million Nigerians have yet to receive their permanent voter cards (PVCs), despite the fact that the general elections are less than eight weeks away.

Data obtained from the Independent National Electoral Commission’s state offices on Tuesday revealed that 6.7 million PVCs were stored in INEC safes across 17 states and the Federal Capital Territory.

The INEC announced that the PVC collection window will begin on December 12, 2022 and end on January 22, 2023.

Festus Okoye, the INEC National Commissioner for Information and Voter Education, announced in a statement that beginning January 6 -15, 2023, PVC collection will be devolved to the ward level, after which collection will be moved to the local government areas.


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