No Fewer than 1,693,963 permanent voter cards have yet to be collected by registered voters in Lagos state, the Independent National Election Commission said.

The latest document from the commission office in Lagos made available to our correspondent on Saturday also revealed that, as of December 29, 2022, the total number of PVCs collected was 5,816,528.

The document, labeled ‘INEC Lagos PVC Reports’, read in part: “Old PVCs received from HQ: 6,570,291. Old PVCs collected up to December 29, 2022: 5,653,330. Total old PVC not collected: 916,961. New PVCs received from the headquarters: 940,200. New PVCs collected as of December 29, 2022: 163,198. Total new PVC not collected –777,022.

“General total of PVCs received from the headquarters: 7,510,491. Total PVCs collected as of December 29, 2022: 5,816,528. Total PVC not collected: 1,693,963.

Similarly, the INEC revealed that a total of 460,643 PVCs remained uncollected in 11 years in the Federal Capital Territory.

He explained that from 2011 to 2019, 230,007 old PVC remained uncollected, while from 2021 to 2022 it remained at 230,636.

According to the document, labeled “Total PVCs Received and Collected as of December 24, 2022,” a total of 305,960 PVCs were received from commission headquarters between 2021 and 2022, of which 75,324 PVCs were collected and 230,636 were not collected. .

The breakdown of PVCs collected within the period showed that the Abaji Area Council had 3,964; Bwari, 15,554; Gwagvalada, 12,367; Kuje, 10,124; Kwali, 5,623; and Abuja Municipal Area Council, 27,692.

The document also revealed that the Abuja Municipal Area Council recorded the highest amount of uncollected PVC between 2021 and 2022 with 143,832, followed by Bwari (50,935), Gwagwalada (20,002), Kuje (8,305), Abaji (3,849 ) and Kwali (3713). .

In addition, it showed that a total of 1,229,894 PVCs were received from the headquarters between 2011 and 2019; revealed that 999,887 PVCs were collected while 230,007 were not collected.