The electoral body said it was committed to its earlier position that the Temporary Voter Cards would not be allowed for voting during the next general elections.
The INEC Chairman, Prof. Attahiru Jega, in his submission to the Council of State meeting presided over by President Goodluck Jonathan on Thursday, said the commission would not reverse its decision to use PVCs for the elections in order to enhance the credibility of the polls.
A copy of the submission titled: “Preparations for the 2015 general elections: Progress report,” presented to the Council of State meeting by Jega stated that a total of 45,098,876 PVCs had been collected across the country as of Wednesday.
A document tagged “Attachment 2” attached to Jega’s presentation claimed that the figure represents 65.81 per cent of the 68,833,476 total number of registered voters nationwide.
The document indicated that 3,190,417 voters had collected their PVCs out of the 4,975,701 registered voters in Kano State representing 64.11 per cent of the registered voters.
In Kaduna State, 2,976,628 voters, representing 87.36 per cent, have collected their cards out of 3,407,222 registered voters.
In Lagos State, 2,267,039 voters, representing 38.39 per cent, have collected their PVCs out of 5,905,852 registered voters.
In Katsina State, 2,245,303 voters (79.40 per cent) have collected their cards out of 2,827,943 registered voters.
Bayelsa State has the least number of voters with PVCs. In that state, 386,125 voters (63.26 per cent) have collected their cards out of 610,373 registered voters.
In Abuja, 464,769 voters (52.73 per cent) have collected their cards out of 881,472 registered voters.
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