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Over 206,000 PVCs yet to be collected in Kogi, Bayelsa —INEC

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The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Thursday revealed that a total of 165,631 Permanent Voter Cards are yet to be collected in Kogi State and 40,912 in Bayelsa State, as of September 13.

This was contained in a progress report on PVC collection, which it started on September 2, in preparation for the November 16 governorship elections in the two states.

The report revealed that so far 5,269 PVCs were collected in Kogi within the first two weeks out of the 170,900 uncollected cards in the state.

6,581 cards have so far been collected in Bayelsa State since the commencement of the exercise. There were 47,493 uncollected PVCs as of September 2.

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Infographic report also showed that in Bayelsa 2,045 cards were collected within the first week and 4,536 in the second week, while in Kogi 2,276 and 2,993 cards were collected in the first and second weeks respectively.

The collection of PVCs is expected to come to an end in the two states on September 30.

Speaking on the collection exercise, the Chief Press Secretary to INEC Chairman, Mr Rotimi Oyekanmi called on registered voters in the two states who are yet to collect their PVCs to do so.

“We appeal to all eligible voters in Bayelsa and Kogi who have not collected their PVCs to do so before the deadline,” he said.

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