56.4m PVCs Collected; As PVCs Collection Ended Yesterday, Says INEC

THE Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) said yesterday that 56.4 million Permanent Voter Cards (PVCs) have been collected as at March 20. The commission may also have ruled out any extension of the collection exercise, which ended yesterday.

The commission register has 68.833,476 million voters for the elections holding March 28 and April 11.

The INEC update, which was made available to reporters yesterday [Mar. 22] in Abuja, showed that collection rate had reached 81.98 per cent.

According to the latest updates, most states recorded between 60 percent and above collection rate.

Ogun State, which used to record the lowest collection, recorded 49.45 per cent. Gombe and Zamfara recorded over 95 per cent. On the possibility of INEC extending the collection exercise, the Chief Press Secretary to INEC chairman, Mr. Kayode Idowu, said he was not sure if the exercise would be extended.

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