Over 5.5m PVCs collected in Lagos —INEC

The Independent National Electoral Commission in Lagos on Wednesday said that over 5 . 5 million Permanent Voter Cards had been collected by registered voters in the state.

INEC Public Relations Officer in Lagos State , Mr . Femi Akinbiyi , disclosed this in an interview with the Newsmen in Lagos.

Akinbiyi said the number of registered voters in the state stood at 6 , 566 , 136 and urged those yet to pick up their cards to do so before it would be too late.

" There are still so many PVCs yet to be collected at the INEC offices in the 20 local government areas of the state.

" We are also appealing to all registered voters who are yet to pick up their PVCs to do so before it will be too late for the 2019 general elections.

" Ample opportunities have been given to all eligible voters who registered for PVCs to collect them. I want to urge the people to create time to collect their cards, " Akinbiyi said.

He said that the commission was set for the elections , saying that INEC had started moving non - sensitive materials to all INEC offices in each council area.

According to him , the commission will meet with stakeholders on Feb . 12 on INEC preparations for the polls.

It was gathered that the Presidential and National Assembly Elections will hold on Feb . 16 while the governorship and house of assembly elections will hold on March 2.

( NAN)

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