IBADAN – The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Oyo State has issued 1,139,405 million Permanent Voter Cards (PVCs) to eligible voters in the state.
Mr Ayo Folami, Head Public Affairs and Voter Education, INEC, Oyo told newsmen in Ibadan that the figure was the State INEC’s report as at December 2014.
“A total of 1,139,405 million eligible voters have so far collected their PVCs ahead of the forthcoming polls,” he said.
He, however, said that about 845,965 voters are yet to collect their PVCs.
The INEC spokesman said that the percentage of eligible voters who have collected their PVCs was 57.3
It would be recalled that the INEC headquarters recently disclosed that 38.7 million eligible voters have so far obtained their PVCs nationwide out of the 54 .3 million PVCs already processed.
The report indicated that a total of 15.3 million Nigerians are yet to collect their PVCs.
President Goodluck Jonathan recently directed the Chairman of INEC, Prof. Attahiru Jega, to ensure that all eligible Nigerians got their PVCs before the February 14 election.