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Last chance as INEC extends PVC collection to March 22



The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has extended the collection deadline for Permanent Voter Cards (PVC) across the country by additional two weeks from March 8 to 22.

The commission in a statement in Abuja Sunday said the latest extension offered the last opportunity for duly registered persons to collect their PVCs before the general elections scheduled for March 28 and April 11.

The statement signed by the Chief Press Secretary to the chairman of the commission, Mr. Kayode Idowu, stated, “INEC hereby calls on registered persons that are yet to collect their PVCs to use this last opportunity in doing so, in order to participate in the forthcoming general elections.”

The commission said on Wednesday that it has succeeded in distributing 80.24 per cent of the Permanent Voter Cards to their owners.

This figure indicated that 55,232,874 out of the 68,833,476 registered voters had picked up their PVCs.

Out of the 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory, Ogun State remains the only state that had yet to reach 50 per cent PVC collection.

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