5,169,692 Collected PVCs to Determine Winners in Bayelsa, Kogi, and Imo Governorship Elections-INEC

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has announced that a total of 5,169,692 eligible voters have collected their Permanent Voter’s Cards (PVCs), and these will play a decisive role in determining the winners of the governorship elections in Bayelsa, Kogi, and Imo states scheduled for November 11, 2023.

In order to determine the winners of the governorship elections in Bayelsa, Kogi, and Imo, INEC reports that 5,169,692 eligible voters have acquired PVCs.
The official INEC website has comprehensive information on PVCs that have been collected and those that have not, broken down by voting unit.

Sam Olumekun, the National Commissioner and Chairman of the Information and Voter Education Committee of INEC made this revelation after a management meeting at INEC.

The breakdown for the three states is as follows:

1. In Bayelsa State, out of the 1,056,862 registered voters, 1,017,613 have successfully collected their PVCs, leaving 39,249 uncollected.

2. In Imo State, there are 2,419,922 registered voters, with 2,318,919 having collected their PVCs and 101,003 still uncollected.

3. In Kogi State, 1,932,654 individuals are registered voters, 1,833,160 have received their PVCs, and 99,494 remain uncollected.
To ensure transparency and accessibility of this information, INEC is publishing comprehensive data on collected and uncollected PVCs in the three states, categorized by polling units (PUs). This data includes the distribution of polling units across local government areas, registration areas, and wards, the names of the PUs, their code numbers, the number of registered voters, and the number of collected and uncollected PVCs.

Additionally, the information includes the names and locations of two PUs in Bayelsa State and 38 in Imo State that have no registered voters.

This detailed information is available on INEC’s official website at

INEC has also emphasized the significance of adhering to the number of PVCs collected. Any vote cast from a polling unit that exceeds the number of collected PVCs is considered over-voting. The number of collected PVCs will be crucial in applying the margin of lead principle to determine the winners of the upcoming governorship elections in the three states.

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