Barely 48 hours to Feb. 16 Presidential and National Assembly elections, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) says 3,659,996 residents have collected their PVCs ahead of the Saturday’s election.
Alhaji Kaugama Abdullahi, INEC Resident Electoral Commissioner for Kaduna State, released the figure to the newsmen on Thursday in Kaduna.
He, however, said that no fewer than 244, 092 residents might have finally lost the chances to participate in the general polls.
“This is because they failed to turn up for their PVCs before the close of the last deadline of Feb. 11, as set by the commission,’’ Abdullahi said.
Data obtained from the Information and Communication Unit of the Commission indicated that 3,904,088 residents had registered during the Voter Registration Exercise.
However, 3,659,996 residents collected their Permanent Voter Cards (PVCs), leaving a balance of 244,092 uncollected from across the state.
It would be recalled that the commission had fixed Feb. 8 as the last date for those who did not collect their PVCs to do so.
The date was later extended to Feb. 11, yet over 244,000 PVCs were not collected by their owners.
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