…says, 269,787 PVCs yet to be collected, 302,342 males, 235,532 females, 29,179 corrected, 4,018 defaced, 17,298 lost, 8,239 cases of State transfer and 19,434 Intra State transfer….
By Lola Seriki- Idahosa, Kaduna,NorthWest,Nigeria …As the Independent National Electoral Commission ( INEC ) closed the Continuous Voter Registration (CVR) exercise on Friday, the commission said it has registered 537,874 new voters in Kaduna State.
The commission however said that, collection of Permanent Voter’s Card (PVCs) by the newly registered voters, as well as yet to be collected PVCs would continue until one week before the 2019 general elections.
INEC Resident Electoral Commissioner in the state, Abdullahi Adamu Kaugama, who disclosed these during a press conference at the commission’s headquarters in Kaduna on Saturday said, 269,787 PVCs were yet to be collected.
He however urged voters who were yet to collect their PVCs to do so at local government offices of the commission.
According to the REC, “With the conclusion of the CVR exercise, in Kaduna State, we have so far registered 537,874, comprising 302,342 males and 235,532 females.
“Those whose PVCs were corrected were 29,179, defaced; 4,018 and lost; 17,298, while inter-state transfer were 8,239 and intra-state transfer; 19,434.
“So far, 52,507 registered voters have collected their Permanent Voter Card in the state, while 269,787 PVCs were uncollected.” He explained.
Kaugama disclosed that, with the conclusion of the CVR exercise, the new voters’ list would be displayed at INEC local government offices from September 4 to September 8 for affected voters to crosscheck and validate their captured data, as well as for claims and objections.
While pledging INEC’s resolve to conducting free, fair and credible elections in 2019, the REC assured that, all newly registered voters and those whose PVCs were yet to be printed will get their cards before the general elections.