The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has said there are 1,425,282 Permanent Voter Cards (PVCs) yet to be collected in Lagos state.
The Administrative Secretary of INEC in the state, Dr Mudashiru Mustapha disclosed this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos on Tuesday.
Mustapha said: “There are so many PVCs yet to be claimed by their owners in Lagos State. We want residents to go to INEC offices in each of the 20 Local Governments in the state.
“We want to canvass for the support of leaders of political parties for mobilisation of eligible residents for the forthcoming nationwide Continuous Voters Registration exercise.
“The commission needs your understanding, support and cooperation to mobilise residents for this continuous voters registration, even though we have done the needful in awareness campaign.
“There is no way we can achieve success without leaders of political parties, we want to solicit your support because you are closer to the people and live among them.
“Voter card is the power people have to elect their representatives, they must be encouraged to come out en masse and get registered. Help us sensitise and mobilise the people.”
The CVR exercise, scheduled to be flagged-off by the commission on April 27 nationwide provide avenue for people who were yet to collect their PVCs to do so.