The Independent National Electoral Commission in Lagos on Wednesday said that over 5 . 5 million Permanent Voter Cards had been collected by registered voters in the state .INEC Public Relations Officer in Lagos State , Mr . Femi Akinbiyi , disclosed this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria in Lagos .
“ There are still so many PVCs yet to be collected at the INEC offices in the 20 local government areas of the state .
“ We are also appealing to all registered voters who are yet to pick up their PVCs to do so before it will be too late for the 2019 general elections .
“ Ample opportunities have been given to all eligible voters who registered for PVCs to collect them . I want to urge the people to create time to collect their cards , ” Akinbiyi said .
He said that the commission was set for the elections , saying that INEC had started moving non – sensitive materials to all INEC offices in each council area .
According to him , the commission will meet with stakeholders on Feb . 12 on INEC preparations for the polls .
NAN reports that the Presidential and National Assembly Elections will hold on Feb . 16 while the governorship and house of assembly elections will hold on March 2 .