Sam Olumekun, The Lagos Resident Electoral Commissioner, yesterday said that over 1.4 million Permanent Voters Cards (PVCs) remained unclaimed.
Olumekun, disclosed this at the end of an Inter Agency Consultative Forum on Elections, said that the commission recorded a total number of 6,609,115 registered voters between April 2017 and August 2018.
The number of unclaimed PVCs in Lagos alone was alarming and that the commission would do everything within its power to encourage owners to come forward he said.
This is why we are here to meet with security chiefs in Lagos state under the umbrella of inter-agency consultative forum. In the past few months, some activities have taken place including the continuous voters registration exercise which we undertook from April 2017 to August 2018. Lagos State recorded additional 786, 839 new registrants. This figure has been collated and it is the authentic figure.
“Presently, this brings us to a total number of registered voters as 6,609, 115 million registered voters. The meeting considered the issue of uncollected permanent voters cards.”