2019 GENERAL ELECTIONS: HOW MANY ARE ELIGIBLE TO VOTE??
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has released the list of Permanent Voter Cards collected for the 2019 general elections with Lagos State topping the list, followed by Kano and Kaduna states, respectively.
According to the list, 5,531,389 people collected PVCs in Lagos State, while 4,696,747 registered voters in Kano State collected their PVCs.
In Kaduna State, 3,648,831 persons picked up their PVCs followed closely by Katsina State with 3,187,988 million cards collected. Rivers State rounds up the top five with 2,833,101 PVCs collected.
In terms of percentage of registered voters that collected their PVCs, Lagos is not in the top 10 with 84.19 percent of the 6,570,291 registered voters in the state collecting their PVCs. 1,038,902 million voters (the highest for any state) did not collect PVCs in Lagos State.
According to the INEC statistics, Katsina State has the highest percentage of PVCs collected with 98.69 percent of registered voters in the state collecting their PVCs.
It was followed by Taraba State with 97.30 percent of registered voters getting their PVCs, while 95.76 percent of Nigerians registered to vote in Gombe collected their cards.
Kebbi State and Bauchi State followed with 95.13 and 94.84 percent of registered voters getting their PVCs in both states, respectively.
A breakdown of the figure across the geopolitical zones is as follows:
*NORTH CENTRAL: 10,540,893 collected their Permanent voter’s card while 1,480,321 remain uncollected.
*NORTH WEST: 18,231,193 collected their Permanent voter’s card while 1,926,907 did not.
*NORTH EAST: 10,450,882 were collected while 838,411 were not.
*SOUTH SOUTH: 11,120,948 permanent voter’s cards were collected while 1,720,331 remain unretrieved.
*SOUTH WEST: 12,814,246 PVCs were collected while 3,477,966 were not collected.
*SOUTH EAST: 8,590,420 were collected while 1,466,710 remain with INEC.
*FCT: 1,026,920 were collected while 317,936 were not collected .
In Total, 72,775,502 Nigerians are eligible to exercise their franchise while 11,228,582 will not be able to as they failed to collect their Permanent voter’s cards.
We follow keenly as Nigeria decides.