13th November, 2022
The Agege Local Government Area in Lagos State has begun a sensitisation campaign to encourage residents to collect their Permanent Voter’s Cards (PVCs) before the 2023 general elections.
The Vice-Chairman of the council, Mr Oluwagbenga Abiola made this known in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on the sideline of a pro-APC mega rally held at the Agege Stadium in Lagos on Sunday.
NAN recalls that INEC says 37,832 of 60,370 newly printed Permanent Voter Cards (PVCs) for new registrants are still uncollected in Lagos State, six months after release.
INEC explained that the old PVCs collected up till Oct. 21 was 5,644,239 while the total uncollected old PVCs at the same time is 926,052.
The commission noted that the total uncollected new PVCs as of Oct. 21, is 37,832.
Abiola, who is also the Convener of the Obasa Youths Crusade (OYC), said the campaign was part of the programme against uncollected voters cards at the designated collection points in the state.
“This campaign is part of our awareness programme on PVC collection and several youths have come today with their voter’s cards.
“The youths are now going back to their various communities to inform their neighbours on the need to collect their PVCs in various local governments and collection points in the state.