The winner of Nigeria’s presidential election will be decided by 72.775,502 million Nigerians with permanent voters cards (PVCs), the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has disclosed.
INEC Chairman, Professor Mahmood Yakubu said this at a press briefing in Abuja on Thursday.
According to Prof. Mahmood the number of PVCs collection represents 86.63 of registered voters nationwide, adding that the number of uncollected voters’ cards is 11,228,582.
This means, they will not be able to vote on Saturday, as the card is a condition for would-be-voters.
The Presidential and National elections was rescheduled for February 23, while the Gubernatorial and State Assembly elections will now hold March 9.
Breakdown of collected PVCs revealed that Lagos State has the highest number of collection across the country.
Out of the 6,570,291 registered voters in the state, Lagos voters collected 5,531,389 PVCs.
The state is followed by Kano, with 4,696,747 PVCs collected out of the 5,457,747 registered voters.
The figures shows Ekiti and Bayelsa as the states with the least number of PVCs.
While 666,591 of Ekiti’s 909,967 registered voters collected their PVCs, in Bayelsa 769,509 collected the PVCs. The state registered 923,182 voters.