The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) says it has registered 537,874 new voters in Kaduna State.
INEC Resident Electoral Commissioner in Kaduna State, Abdullahi Adamu Kaugama, said while addressing a press conference at the commission’s headquarters in Kaduna that 269,787 PVCs were yet to be collected.
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.
He however urged voters who were yet to collect their PVCs to do so at local government offices of the commission.
He said, “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.
The REC said 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.
He assured that, all newly registered voters and those whose PVCs were yet to be printed will get their cards before the general elections.