Barely two weeks to the October 9, 2023 deadline issued by the Independent National Electoral Commission for the collection of the cards ahead of the November 11 off-cycle governorship polls in Kogi, Imo and Bayelsa States over 241, 715 Permanent Voter Cards have yet to be collected by the voters.
According to The PUNCH, While 107,715 voter cards were awaiting collection in Kogi, no fewer than 134,000 had yet to be claimed by prospective voters in Imo State.
However, the figure of unclaimed PVCs cards in Bayelsa State was unavailable.
The electoral commission has, however, said it will not extend the PVCs collection in the states and admonished registered voters not to delay in picking up their cards.
The Chief Press Secretary to the INEC Chairman, Mr Rotimi Oyekanmi and the Kogi State Resident Electoral Commissioner, Dr Gabriel Longpet, both affirmed that there was no going back on the October 9 deadline.
They cautioned the concerned electorates against waiting till the last minute to collect their PVCs.
The INEC had fixed the governorship elections in the three states to November 11 in which 18 parties are fielding candidates.