2019: INEC Worried Over 17m Uncollected PVCs


Ahead of the 2019 general election, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has expressed concerns over the non-collection of permanent voter’s cards (PVCs) by eligible voters across the country.

The commission said over 17 million PVCs were yet to be collected with about eight months to the elections.

National Commissioner of INEC supervising Delta, Cross River and Akwa-Ibom states, Dr. Muhammed Mustafa Lecky, made this known during a meeting with representatives of registered political parties in Asaba, Delta State, yesterday.

Lecky said about seven million PVCs were not collected from the 2014/2015 registration exercise, adding that since the commencement of the continuous voting registration (CVR) exercise in 2017, over 10 million PVCs are ready and waiting for their owners to collect.