From Uche Nnorom, Makurdi
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Benue State has said that over 238,829 Permanent Voters Cards (PVCs) still remained unclaimed by electorates in the state since April 2017.
It further stated that a total of 464, 495 eligible voters were captured during the Continuous Voters Registration exercise that took place between April 2017 and August 2018.
INEC Head of Voters’ Education, Publicity, Gender and Civil Society, Emmanuel Okpe, revealed this during an interview with our correspondent in Makurdi.
Okpe said before the starting of the Continuous Voters Registration in April 2017, the commission had a total of 464,495 registered voters in the state out of which 204,744 PVCs were received from the headquarters and yet to be collected by people in the state.
“It may interest you to know that, only 22,999 PVCs were distributed between the commencement of the exercise last year and when it ended on August 31, 2018 leaving the commission with a balance of 181,745 yet to be collected”.
“During the new registration exercise, the commission received 78,829 newly printed PVCs brought to the state and 21,754 owners have come to collect theirs, while 57,075 are still uncollected”, Okpe said.