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PVC: INEC scores self ‘A’, as 4 Edo LGs protest disenfranchisement



THE Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) said the level of the Permanent Voters Cards, PVCs, distributed to voters so far had reached 81.22 percent.

It said out of the total of 68,833,476 registered voters, it has successfully distributed a total of 55,904,272 PVCs, representing 81.22 percent to their respective owners.

A statement from the commission signed by Mr. Kayode Idowu, Chief Press Secretary to INEC Chairman, Prof. Attahiru Jega, showed that, Kano and Lagos states, were still leading with the highest number of PVCs collection.

While Kano State has recorded 4,112,039, in the PVCs collection, Lagos State trailed behind with 3,767,647. But in terms of percentage in turn-out of voters, Zamfara, Gombe and Jigawa States topped the list with 95 percent.

Meanwhile, with two weeks to the March 28, 2015 presidential election, INEC on Friday disclosed that it had yet to distribute PVCs in four local government areas of Edo State.

The electoral body said the affected areas are Owan East, Owan West, Ovia South West and Uhunmwonde.

INEC Administrative Secretary, Mr. Brown Ulucha, who made the disclosure while addressing some protesters at the state headquarters of the commission in Benin, the state capital, said they had yet to take delivery of the card for the areas.

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