The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Thursday raised concerns over 304,819 uncollected permanent voter cards (PVCs) already printed for registered voters in Kogi State.
The INEC’s Resident Electoral Commissioner in the state, Prof James Apam who expressed the worries while giving an update on the ongoing CVR exercise, appealed to registered voters yet to collect their PVCs to do so at the Commission’s local government offices.
He said that a balance of 200, 429 PVCs printed for registered voters before the 2015 elections are yet to be collected.
Prof Apam also explained that in May 2018, a total of 112, 333 new PVCs were printed for registered voters in Kogi of which only 7,943 have been collected as at June 12, leaving a balance of 104, 390 uncollected.
He said as at June 12, a total of 245, 195 new persons have been registered while 9,774 applications for transfer and 12, 123 cases of damaged or defaced PVCs have been treated.
According to Prof Apam, attacks by suspected herdsmen on some communities in Dekina and Omala LGAs as well as violent communal conflicts in Bassa LGA of the state hampered the progress of the ongoing CVR exercise in the affected areas.