The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) is set to begin a house-to-house distribution of permanent voters’ cards (PVC) in Kogi State.

INEC office in Lokoja had taken delivery of printed 112,323 cards on behalf of newly registered voters, saying that only 18,887 of the cards were collected by their owners.

Kogi state Resident Electoral  commissioner, (REC) Professor James Apam made the resolve in Lokoja while decrying the low turnout.

Giving reasons for the resolve, He said 293,340 PVCs remained uncollected in the state.

The INEC boss spoke to BOUNCE NEWS shortly after a meeting held in Lokoja ahead of the 2019 general elections.

Akpam said that distribution of  PVCs would cover the 248 wards in the state, with the itinerary for the distribution of the cards  being worked out by INEC and other  relevant stakeholders in the state.

Giving a further breakdown, the INEC boss, Professor Apam said the commission registered and printed 112,323 PVCs, but only 18,887 have been collected out of the printed cards.

The figure  he says, comprises male and female eligible registered voters.

The REC revealed to BOUNCE NEWS  that 251,639 new voters were registered in the state between July 2017 to July 2018, noting that the newly registered persons included 129,643 females and 121,996 males.

He explained that the commission issued 59,627 PVCs to their owners and replaced 12,661 lost, damaged or defaced PVCs.

The Kogi INEC boss also confirmed that the ongoing Continuous Voter Registration has been extended to August 31st, 2019.

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