INEC reports that they are 660,028 PVCs in Ogun state unclaimed
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) announced yesterday that there are 660,028 unclaimed Permanent Voter Cards (PVCs) in Ogun State.
State Permanent Election Commissioner (REC) Mr. Olusegun Agbaje reported this during a meeting with leaders of political parties in Abeokuta.
Agbaje said that a total of 464,604 of the 1,126,247 PVCs were collected by their owners ahead of the 2019 general election, adding that 1,615 PVCs have been collected in the state since the start of the continuous voter registration (CVR) process.
He lamented the low participation of eligible state citizens in the first quarter of CVR, saying Ogun recorded the fewest registered voters compared to other Southwest states such as Ekiti, Ondo, and Osun.
In this regard, IEC has called on party leaders to mobilize their party members to participate in ongoing CVR exercises across the state.
He said participation in the CVR is the only thing that will allow eligible voters to fulfill their civic responsibilities in the upcoming 2023 general election and other future elections Agbaje reported that at least 9,138 state residents completed registrations as of November 8, 2021, in the second quarter of 2021.
His reports: “It is important to note that a total of four hundred and sixty-four thousand six hundred and four (464,604) PVCs were collected by their owners prior to the 2019 general election out of a million one hundred twenty-six. one thousand two hundred and forty-seven (1,126,247) PVC received by the state, on the balance sheet 661,643, of which one thousand six hundred and fifteen (1,615) have already been collected since the beginning of the audit this year.
“A total of six hundred sixty thousand twenty-eight (660,028) PVCs have yet to be assembled as we speak he instructed party leaders to continue educating their members about the need for free and fair elections in 2023.