INEC Says Only 1.3Million Nigerians Have Completed PVC Registration Since July.

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has revealed that 1,308,443 Nigerians have completed registration for the Permanent Voters Cards (PVCs) since the registration exercise commenced in July ahead of the 2023 general elections.

However, the pre-registration in the second week of the ongoing Continuous Voter Registration (CVR) had reached 3,558,360 as at 7am on Monday, October 18.

According to reports a breakdown of the fresh registrations indicated that out of the 3,558,360, there were 667,134 males and 641,309 females, comprising 14,376 Persons Living with Disabilities (PLWDs) 528,735 students and 246,437 business people.

The commission also disclosed that it had received 5,345,435 applications, including those seeking voter transfer, requests for replacement of the Permanent Voters Cards (PVCs) and update of voter information record.

The breakdown showed that of the total applications received, 2,890,447 of the applications were from males, 2,454,988 were female, while 61,286 were from PLWDs.

The distribution of the figure by age indicated that 3,457,085 were youths, 1,265,664 middle aged, 547,713 elderly and 74,973 old persons.

The electoral commission has urged all Nigerians to complete their registration ahead of the forthcoming 2023 general elections.

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