As the collection of Permanent Voter Cards (PVCs) continues nationwide ahead of the next month general elections, Lagos State recorded 13,877, while Edo had 2,286 PVCs distributed on Monday, 23rd January 2023.
Lagos recorded 7,639 for male registered voters and 6,238 for female across the 20 local government areas in the state. Eti-Osa LGA again had the highest number of collections with 6,421 followed by Alimosho LGA (1,667).
Prime Business Africa reports that Lagos had on Saturday, 21st January, recorded 22,062, with Eti-Osa coming second (5,832).
In terms of gender, the number of male PVC collectors in Lagos continues to surpass that of females.
For Edo, 2,286 PVCs were collected, across the 18 LGA in the State on Monday, 23rd January 2023. Ikpoba Okha again had the highest with 793 against its total of 1,274 on Friday. Oredo had the second-highest on Monday with 401 against 1,108 on Friday.
Others are: Akoko Edo – 46; Egor – 262; Esan Central – 48; Esan North East – 148; Esan South East – 70;
Esan West – 30; Etsako Central – 22;
Etsako East – 33; Etsako West – 80;
Igueben – 27; Orhionmwon – 67; Ovia North East – 99; Ovia South West – 38; Owan East – 66; Owan West – 27;
and Uhunmwode – 29.
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Meanwhile, in line with the earlier announcement by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), collection of PVCs has reverted to the Commission’s offices in LGAs nationwide starting from Monday, 23rd January until Sunday, 29th January, which is the last day for the collection.
INEC has continued to stress the need for registered voters to make out time and collect their PVCs to be eligible to vote during the February 25 (Presidential and National Assembly) and March 11 governorship and State assembly) elections.
According to INEC record, a total of 93,469,008 registered voters are to vote during the elections in 176,846 polling units across the country with 18 registered political parties in participation.