1 . 38m PVCs Yet To Be Collected In Lagos – REC


The Independent National Electoral Commission ( INEC) in Lagos State on Thursday said some 1 . 38 million Permanent Voter ’s Cards (PVCs ) were still uncollected in the state .
Mr Sam Olumekun , the Resident Electoral Commissioner ( REC ), Lagos State, gave the figure in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN ) in Lagos .
“ We still have about 1 . 38 million PVCs uncollected as we speak . Only about 15 per cent of the 2017 new registrants whose cards have been produced have come to pick their cards . It is very poor.
“ We have also added close to 750, 000 new registrants , whose cards are still going to be produced and distributed.
“ Of course, the ones ( PVCs ) newly printed for those who registered in 2017 , people are coming to collect them than those which had been there since 2011 elections,” he said .
The commissioner urged eligible voters whose cards had been produced to visit INEC offices in the 20 local government areas across the state to pick them up .
According to him , this will enable them to exercise their civic responsibility in the 2019 elections.
“ We are still looking at the possibility of going to meet the people ; taking the cards to them , but we are still looking at that . It is going to be a policy issue,” Olumekun said .
The REC urged the people to be involved in determining those that would represent them in government .
“ We are imploring all stakeholders in this business to educate and sensitise the people , because it is important to get our democracy working .
“ Sensitisation , mobilisation and education is not the business of INEC alone ; it is the business of every interest group, for people to come out and perform their civic responsibility,” Olumekun said . (NAN )
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