The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has revealed that 87,209, 007 voters will determine who becomes the next Nigeria president among Bola Ahmed Tinubu of the All Progressives Congress (APC); Atiku Abubakar of the Peoples Democratic Pary (PDP); Peter Obi of the Labour Party, and others.
INEC Chairman, Mahmood Yakubu, announced the development on Thursday, February 23, 2023, during a media briefing at the national collation centre in Abuja.
According to him, out of the country’s 93,469,008 registered voters, 87,209, 007 have collected their Permanent Voters Cards (PVCs) and would be allowed to vote in Saturday’s presidential election.
Yakubu put the rate of new PVCs collected after the last Continuous Voter Registration (VCR) exercise at 93.3%.
A state-by-state breakdown of the collected PVCs showed that Lagos led with 6,214,970 collected voter cards, Kano had 5,594,193 while collected PVCs in Kaduna stood at 4,164, 475.
All the three states maintained their spot according to their initial order based on the number of PVC collected by states.
The total number of uncollected PVCs stood at 6,259,229 (6.7%) as of February 5, 2023.