Report: Poor Voter Enlightment, Insecurity Affects PVC Collection in Kano

In this report, cases in Madobi, Tudun-Wada, and Fagge LGAs in the three Senatorial districts of Kano State to reveal why millions of PVCs are yet to be collected in the State.
Kano State’s population is currently at over 15 million, which makes it the second most populous state in Nigeria.

As of 2019, records of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) show that Kano State had over 5 million registered voters which placed Kano in the second position behind Lagos State.

But with the Continuous Voter Registration exercise, the latest figure is now 6, 025,850. However, many of those who registered may not vote because they have failed to collect their PVCs.

The immediate past Kano State INEC resident electoral commissioner, Prof. Riskuwa Arabu Shehu, at a press conference in August decried how millions of PVCs laid at the Commission’s office without owners collecting them.

Shehu described the act as negative to the electoral process, lamenting how millions of naira are spent to produce the cards.

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