The Independent National Electoral Commission, lNEC, says 304,852 registered voters are yet to claim their Permanent Voters’ Cards, PVCs, in Kwara State few days to the general election.
INEC Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) in the state, Alhaji Attahiru-Madami, disclosed this in Ilorin on Monday during an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN).
Madami said the unclaimed PVCs were part of the 1. 4 million printed for voters registered during the Continuous Voter Registration (CVR) across the 16 Local Government Areas (LGAs) of the state.
He said INEC was doing everything possible to ensure that the PVCs were collected on or before the Feb. 8, deadline for their collections.
“The commission is doing everything possible to make sure that at least 255,000 of the PVCs are collected on or before the Feb. 8, deadline.
“The remaining unclaimed PVCs will be kept in safe custody the commission thereafter,” Madami said.
Madami also thanked the media for its numerous support to INEC.
“Journalists must be reminded that only INEC has the authority to announce election results,’’ he said.
NAN reports that Madami also visited some worship centres in the state to sensitise the electorate on the need to collect their PVCs.