The Independent National Electoral Commission INEC in Oyo State says there are over Nine hundred and forty-seven thousand uncollected permanent voter cards, PVCs in the state as of Tuesday, the 10th of this month.

INEC Head of Voter Education, Oyo State, Mrs Rosemary Adeniyi disclosed this in a telephone interview with Radio Nigeria correspondent in Ibadan.

Mrs Adeniyi, who expressed concern at the number of uncollected PVCs in Oyo State, said there is a low turnout of registrants for the collection despite the devolution of the exercise to registration centres at the ward levels.

She said the essence of the distribution of PVCs at registration centres was to move it closer to the people to allow them access to the collection seamlessly.

“Not enough people are coming out to collect their PVCs, Nine hundred and forty-seven thousand, Four hundred and Sixty-two, as of 10th of January, 2023.” She said 

The INEC Head of Voter Education explained that the Commission had embarked on the use of social media platforms, stakeholder meeting at different zones of the state to sensitize the people on the essence of the exercise.

She urged members of the public to use the opportunity of the distribution of the PVCs at registration centres to collect their cards to enable them to exercise their franchise in the February 25 presidential and national assembly elections as well as the gubernatorial/state assembly polls in March.

Mosope Kehinde 

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