STAR INFORMATION: PVC Distribution in Preparation for 2015 Elections (As on January 9, 2015)

No Comments » January 9th, 2015 posted by // Categories: Elections 2015



 

My People:

The vital data below is for your information, reformulated from official INEC data.  See
    http://www.inecnigeria.org/?inecnews=re-millions-in-the-south-may-not-vote
All our “mouth” means nothing without a PVC (Permanent Voters Card.)1

The syllogisms are clear, the logic clearer:  If you don’t vote, you don’t count.  If you don’t have a voter’s card, you don’t vote.  If you don’t register, you don’t get allocated a voter’s card.  If you don’t COLLECT your allocated card, you REALLY don’t have a voter’s card in hand….If you don’t have a voter’s card in hand, you don’t vote….
Or shouldn’t you?
Yes, you should, I say!
 If you have been allocated a voter’s card, and you collect it, you should be able to vote QUICKER.  However, if you don’t COLLECT your voter’s card ahead of the election, and you GO to the correct polling unit, the OFFICIAL VOTERS’ REGISTER there, complete with your personal IDENTIFICATION papers, should be able to enable you to vote.
Yep….that is what INEC should do:  allow ALL who have REGISTERED and been ALLOCATED voter’s cards to VOTE, even if they have not GONE BACK to collect ahead of time.
One man, one woman, one youth, one vote.  Let your vote count….we must let all votes
count….no excuses.
And there you have it.
Bolaji Aluko
____________________________________________________________________

2015 ELECTION – PVC’S DISTRIBUTION COUNT SO FAR (January 9, 2015)

 

© Published in Present Format by NigerianMuse.com

 

January 10, 2015

GEO-ZONE

NO. OF PVCS DISTRIBUTED/RECEIVED

State Breakdowns

 

 

 

SOUTH-WEST

South-West

           Lagos Ekiti Osun Ogun Oyo Ondo   TOTAL

Distr.

6,270,736

Distr.

2,159,091 481,198 992,310 672,017 1,141,405 824,715 0 6,270,736

Recvd.

10,602,164

Recvd.

4,000,000 732,166 1,406,147 1,175,244 1,985,370 1,303,237 0 10,602,164
 

 

 

SOUTH-EAST

South-East

          Enugu Anambra Abia Ebonyi Imo      

Distr.

3,915,241

Distr.

662,445 862,747 1,020,601 687,402 682,046 0 0 3,915,241

Recvd.

6,082,994

Recvd.

1,005,585 1,665,342

1,241,257

918,503

1,252,307

0

0 6,082,994
 

 

 

SOUTH-SOUTH

South-South

       Bayelsa Rivers Akwa-Ibom Cross-Rivers Edo Delta    

Distr.

5,756,018

Distr.

370,062 1,253,606 1,177,910 763,436 930,276 1,260,728 0 5,756,018

Recvd.

8,360,814

Recvd.

465,902 1,956,983

1,468,780

1,025,760

1,534,098

1,909,291

0

8,360,814
 

Total South

 
 

TOTAL SOUTH

Distr.

15,941,995

 

Recvd.

25,045,972

 

 

 

 

NORTH-WEST

North-West

        Kano Kaduna Kebbi Zamfara JIgawa Sokoto Katsina  

Distr.

12,013,961

Distr.

2,771,185 2,643,517 1,035,780 925,302 1,460,620

1,211,717

1,965,840 12,013,961

Recvd.

14,155,693

Recvd.

3,198,859

3,219,994

1,306,405

1,100,828

1,551,831

1,398,010

2,379,766

14,155,693

 

NORTH-EAST

North-East

   Adamawa Borno Taraba Bauchi Gombe Yobe    

Distr.

4,886,499

Distr.

912,312 0 921,637 1,509,255 802,959 740,336 0 4,886,499

Recvd.

6,403,291

Recvd.

1,529,636 0

1,180,950

1,799,952

982,423

910,330 0 6,403,291
 

 

 

NORTH-CENTRAL

North-Central

         Benue Kwara Nasarawa Kogi Plateau Niger    

Distr.

5,520,001

Distr.

1,132,187 670,694 799,991 755,775 1,072,352 1,089,002 0 5,520,001

Recvd.

7,886,294

Recvd.

1,641,694

1,032,970

1,135,403

1,189,621

1,359,805

1,526,801

0

7,886,294
                                                                             FCT  
 

FCT

Distr.

411,935

 

Recvd.

850,360

 

Total North

 

TOTAL NORTH

Distr.

22,832,396

Recvd.

29,295,638

 

 

Total Country

 

TOTAL COUNTRY

Distr.

38,774,391

Recvd.

54,341,610

 

 

 

Table Below Downloaded from http://www.inecnigeria.org/?inecnews=re-millions-in-the-south-may-not-vote

INDEPENDENT NATIONAL ELECTORAL COMMISSION

BALANCE OF PERMANENT VOTERS CARDS AS AT 7th January  2015

S/N

STATE NO.OF PVC RECEIVED NO. OF PVC DISTRIBUTED % OF PVC DISTRIBUTED

BALANCE  to Distribute

CVR PHASE
1 Ekiti

732,166

481,198

65.72%

250,968

 
2 Osun

1,406,147

992,310

70.57%

413,837

 
3 ABIA

1,241,257

1,020,601

82.22%

220,656

PHASE 1

4 AKWA-IBOM

1,468,780

1,177,910

80.20%

290,870

5 BAYELSA

465,902

370,062

79.43%

95,840

6 BENUE

1,641,694

1,132,187

68.96%

509,507

7 ENUGU

1,005,585

662,445

65.88%

343,140

8 GOMBE

982,423

802,959

81.73%

179,464

9 KEBBI

1,306,405

1,035,780

79.28%

270,625

10 KOGI

1,189,621

755,775

63.53%

433,846

11 TARABA

1,180,950

921,637

78.04%

259,313

12 ZAMFARA

1,100,828

925,302

84.06%

175,526

13 Anambra

1,665,342

862,747

51.81%

802,595

PHASE II

14 Bauchi

1,799,952

1,509,255

83.85%

290,697

15 Cross River

1,025,760

763,436

74.43%

262,324

16 Delta

1,909,291

1,260,728

66.03%

648,563

17 Ebonyi

918,503

687,402

74.84%

231,101

18 FCT

850,360

411,935

48.44%

438,425

19 Jigawa

1,551,831

1,460,620

94.12%

91,211

20 Kwara

1,032,970

670,694

64.93%

362,276

21 Ondo

1,303,237

824,715

63.28%

478,522

22 Oyo

1,985,370

1,141,405

57.49%

843,965

23 Sokoto

1,398,010

1,211,717

86.67%

186,293

PHASE II

24 Yobe

910,330

740,336

81.33%

169,994

25 Adamawa

1,529,636

912,312

59.64%

617,324

PHASE III

26 Kano

3,198,859

2,771,185

86.63%

427,674

27 Plateau

1,359,805

1,072,352

78.86%

287,453

28 Edo

1,534,098

930,276

60.64%

603,822

29 Ogun

1,175,244

672,017

57.18%

503,227

30 Nasarawa

1,135,403

799,991

70.46%

335,412

31 Imo

1,252,307

682,046

54.46%

570,261

32 Rivers

1,956,983

1,253,606

64.06%

703,377

33 Lagos

4,000,000

2,159,091

53.98%

1,840,909

34 Katsina

2,379,766

1,965,840

82.61%

413,926

35 Kaduna

3,219,994

2,643,517

82.10%

576,477

36 Borno

0

0

0

0

37 Niger

1,526,801

1,089,002

71.33%

437,799

  Total

54,341,610

38,774,391.00

71.35%

15,567,219

 

http://www.inecnigeria.org/?inecnews=re-millions-in-the-south-may-not-vote

News

 

Re: ‘Millions in the South may not vote’

January 07th, 2015

 

The Editor-in-Chief,

 

Vanguard Media Limited,
Vanguard Avenue, Kirikiri Canal,

 

Apapa, Lagos.
Re: ‘Millions in the South may not vote’
I write on behalf of the Chairman, Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Professor Attahiru Jega, to complain about the deliberate falsehood and misinformation contained in the Cover page story of Sunday Vanguard edition for January 4, 2015, titled as stated above.
The story in question provided statistics about the collection rate of Permanent Voter Cards (PVCs) across 28 states, in a 36-states-plus-one (i.e., the Federal Capital Territory) federation; but proceeded to infer a conclusive regional design of higher collection rate in one section of the country than the other. Consequently, the story was deliberately mute on, or simply ignored the following:
(i)            That the document your writer apparently sourced his figures from (which the Commission voluntarily put in public domain since early December 2014) clearly indicated that distribution of PVCs continued at local government offices of INEC at the end of the three-day exercise at polling unit level.
(ii)          That differences in levels of turn-out by people for their PVCs is not the making of INEC, since the Commission has put in place the same procedure across the country guaranteeing equal access to persons wanting to collect their cards. Rather than concoct conspiracy theories about INEC, a desire for public good should have motivated your writer to encourage persons in areas where collection rate is relatively low to urgently go and pick their PVCs; and
(iii)         That 28 states out of 36 states plus the FCT is not a complete picture, contrary to the writer’s pretention that he was presenting a comprehensive national profile. As a matter of fact, in calculating the percentages, your writer not only understated the percentage for South-West, for instance, if you take the average of individual state percentages that he himself indicated, he also conveniently ignored the fact that distribution in Ekiti and Osun states that was done earlier in 2014 was not included.
Really, nothing can surpass these in intellectual dishonesty and vocational mischief! It was expected that your reporter, if his motive were to sincerely inform the public, would have requested from INEC its official figures for the entire country on the subject of the story. The Commission has nothing to hide; so, kindly find attached the authentic data on the distribution of PVCs across the country to date. Note also, kindly, that these figures are far from being final for the 2015 general election, since PVC distribution by INEC continues until close to the elections.
It is also observed that the story alleges all manners of ‘conspiracies’ in the operations of INEC, including an allegation that “District Heads (in the North) were allowed to collect PVCs on behalf of prospective voters.” Sir, nothing can be further from the truth. The deliberate falsehood intended by your reporter was underscored by the fact that the story only cited unnamed (certainly fictitious) sources as well as purported ‘investigation’ by the paper; while no identifiable spokesperson of the Commission was given a say – even if only for record purposes. Certainly, this does not show the basic ethic of balanced reporting that is expected in responsible journalism.
Comments, as they say, are free but facts are sacred. It amounts to sheer malevolent journalism for one to cite cold statistics in making fabled claims. That is what your reporter has done and, with due respect, it really belittles your reputed newspaper stable and smacks of hatchet job for vested interests.
Sir, we all have a stake in this country and should be keen to contribute to the success of the imminent general election. Your newspaper will account to history if it falsely fans the embers of ethnicity and sectionalism as could create needless tensions in the polity around the elections. Even then, the dictates of professional ethics require some modicum of scrupulousness in the dissemination of information for public consumption!
Wishing you well and God’s guidance.
Kayode Robert Idowu
Chief Press Secretary to INEC Chairman
Cc: Publisher, Vanguard Media Limited


Please click to download====>PVC DISTRIBUTION 

 

 

__________________________________________________________________

 

41 Days to Presidential Poll: Millions in South may not vote

     04 January 2015     POLITICS

•PVCs’ collection higher in the North
By Jide Ajani
Shambling and shambolic!  Those are the words that best describe what has become of the distribution and collection of the Permanent Voter Cards, PVCs, which represents a very significant aspect of Nigeria’s electoral process.
Indeed, these are not the best of times for Professor Attahiru Jega, National Chairman of Nigeria’s Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC.
With just some 41 days to the most crucial in a series of elections, that is the presidential election, fresh facts emerging suggest that millions of Nigerians may be barred from participating in the process.
This is so because the sine qua non for voting, which is the PVC, is not in the hands of many Nigerians – without it, they cannot participate in the voting exercise for the different categories of election.
By the same token, a number of Nigerians have arrogated to themselves the role of loco parentis.

*Jega

What this means, strangely, is that whereas the Electoral Act and the guidelines provide that individuals are to collect their PVCs in person, duly signed for after due identification as the bonafide owners of the PVCs, some District Heads in some states of the North are being allowed to collect and warehouse PVCs on behalf of their wards in the district.
That is not all.
The real danger for Nigeria’s crucial electoral process is that Jega’s INEC, either through sheer incompetence, egregious design or just as a victim of the now too familiar but retrogressive malaise afflicting the nation known as the Nigerian factor, an exercise that should ordinarily bring Nigeria closer to electoral civilization, has been made to look like rocket science through the instrumentality of an unscrupulous engagement.
The data in possession of Sunday Vanguard shows that the PVCs’ collection, an exercise which the All Progressives Congress, APC, leadership alleged was being manipulated by Jega’s INEC and the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, as well as the Presidency, to achieve an expected end, has been orchestrated in such a way that, on balance, there are more PVCs in the hands of the electorate in the North than those in the South – as at today.
Sunday Vanguard learnt that the PVCs collection exercises across the country, an engagement that was fraught with inconsistencies, disorganization and confusion, did not meet the expectations of even the leadership at the Commission.
Although, after the public dramatization of the collection of PVCs, prospective voters, who did not get their PVCs, were expected to proceed to the local government offices of INEC to collect them, many have come back with tales of disappointment.
Done in phases, that aspect of the electoral process demonstrated to a large extent the level of unpreparedness of INEC for next month’s elections.
Sunday Vanguard’s usually dependable source at the INEC headquarters disclosed that one of the major problems, which have given rise to this present state of stasis, is Jega’s decision to constantly micro-manage the process.  Whereas Jega’s insistence of micro-management may be hinged on his intention to deliver free and fair elections, the enormity of the workload is such that cannot permit micro-management but delegation. And even in instances where Jega was said to have delegated, the individuals he has put in charge have almost always had an agenda allegedly hinged on sectional, primordial and prebendal considerations.
A clear indication of this played out when one of such individuals in the Commission came up with a sharing formula for 30,000 additional Polling Units, PUs, whereby the North got over 21,000 leaving the South with just a little over 8,000.
The consequence of the needless time, logistics and defence of the lopsided allocation of the PUs, is what has now come back to haunt Jega’s INEC with the shambles that the PVCs allocation has become.
Sunday Vanguard was informed that Jega has been having and is still having sleepless nights because of the developments surrounding the PVCs collection.
Though some officials of the Commission continue to put up a bold face, sometimes lying about the status of the percentage of collection so far, there is a glaring mismatch with reality.
The latest data as procured from INEC shows that with the round of PVCs collection at the PUs across the country, the collection status are as follows:

South East, 59.22 Collection
South South, 66.66 Collection
South West, 43.15 Collection
North Central, 69.89 Collection
North East, 81.09 Collection
North West, 80.18 Collection

From the data (see box below), the South-South geo-political zone, which has the highest collection compliance percentage in the entire southern Nigeria with 66.66, does not match the least in the North, which is the North-Central zone, with 69.9 percent.
In fact, at one of the interactions leading up to this report revealed that in some parts of the North, the reason for the very high collection percentage in some parts of the North “is that some District Heads were allowed to collect PVCs on behalf of prospective voters”.
“Sunday Vanguard source said: What we discovered is that some people have compromised the process.
“In some parts of the North, some District Heads were discovered to be collecting PVCs on behalf of the owners. This is in sharp contrast to the strict adherence to the rules of the game as carried through by those in the South.
“Some of these instances are being looked into”.
Two months ago, Sunday Vanguard discovered that in Kano, contrary to the Electoral Act and guidelines, some people were conducting house to house registration of voters.
As revealed at that time, it took the intervention of the head of one of the security agencies, in collaboration with Jega, to stop the illegality.
INEC continues to wax optimistic about the possibility of ensuring that most voters get their PVCs, there is already talk in some quarters that the Commission may be compelled to revert to the use of the temporary cards for some categories of voters. On a positive note, however, Sunday Vanguard was told that an international training was already on-going in China for 12 staff of the Commission regarding the PVCs and Smart Card Reader.
According to the INEC’s schedule, it ought to have completed a local training programme for its staff by the eve of last Christmas.
The figures for eight states were not available as at the time of goping to press and they are Kaduna, Katsina, Adamawa, Borno, Niger, Osun, Rivers and Ekiti.
It would be recalled that the Ekiti and Osun elections were conducted using the PVCs. And without prejudice to the use of the PVC in Osun and Ekiti, the non-collection of the cards account for the seemingly low turnout.
SOUTH EAST
STATE                         % DISTRIBUTED
ABIA                                     73.5
ENUGU                                45.0
ANAMBRA                            48.6
EBONYI                                   75.0
IMO                                        54.0
TOTAL % OF PVC DISTRIBUTED IN SOUTH EAST   ==   59.22
SOUTH SOUTH
AKWA IBOM                        60.0
BAYELSA                            79.43
CROSS RIVER                      69.2
DELTA                                   67.0
EDO                                        57.7
TOTAL % OF PVC DISTRIBUTED IN SOUTH SOUTH ==66.666
SOUTH WEST
ONDO                                    65.4
OYO                                       57.67
LAGOS                                  49.0
OGUN                                    54.4
TOTAL % OF PVC DISTRIBUTED IN SOUTH WEST=== 43.1535
NORTH CENTRAL
BENUE                                                   72.0
KOGI                                                        63.97
KWARA                                                    64.0
PLATEAU                                                78.9
NASARAWA                                              70.6
TOTAL % OF PVC DISTRIBUTED IN NORTH CENTRAL == 69,894
NORTH EAST
GOMBE                                               77.0
TARABA                                                70.0
BAUCHI                                              96.97
YOBE                                                  80.4
TOTAL % OF PVC DISTRIBUTED IN NORTH EAST=== 81.0925
NORTH WEST
KEBBI                                    60.3
ZAMFARA                            70.0
JIGAWA                                94.0
SOKOTO                                88.9
KANO                                    87.7
TOTAL % OF PVC DISTRIBUTED IN NORTH WEST === 80.18

_____________________________________________________________________________

 

PUNCH

38.7 million Nigerians now have voter cards –INEC

JANUARY 9, 2015 BY OLUSOLA FABIYI

 

No fewer than 38,774,391 Nigerians now have the Permanent Voter Cards, the Independent National Electoral Commission has said.

The figure which is contained in a statement on Thursday   by the Chief Press Secretary to the Chairman of the commission, Mr. Kayode Idowu, represents 71.35 per cent of the 54,341,610 number of registered voters across the country.

It is however expected that the figure of the PVCs distributed will increase before next Tuesday when the commission is expected to publish the final list of voters.

Idowu   told our correspondent that distribution of PVCs will start in Borno State on Friday(today) where no one had collected.

A breakdown of the 38,774,391 PVCs shows that 22, 832, 396 prospective voters have collected the cards in the Northern part of the country   and 15,941,995 in the South.

The zonal analysis of the figure(38,774,391) indicates that the North-West and the South-West are leading the other four zones in the collection of the PVCs.

For example, in the North-West which has seven states,   12,013,961 PVCs have been collected.

The seven states in the zone are Kebbi, Zamfara, Jigawa, Sokoto, Kano, Katsina and Kaduna.

There are also 6,270,736 PVCs that have been collected in the six states of the South-West. The states are Lagos, Osun, Ekiti, Ondo, Ogun and Oyo.

South-South is third among the zones with the highest number of PVC collected   with 5,756,018.

The states in the zone are Bayelsa, Rivers, Akwa Ibom, Cross River, Edo and Delta.

Trailing the zone is North-Central with 5,520,001 collectors. States in the zone are Benue, Kwara, Nasarawa, Kogi, Plateau and Niger.

Although voters in Borno State have yet to collect their PVCs, the remaining states in the North-East have 4,886,499 PVCs.

The breakdown of the states which have collected PVCs shows that Kano recorded the highest number of prospective voters who have picked their PVCs with 2,771,185. It is followed by Kaduna State with 2,643,517.

Lagos State came third with 2,159,091.

President Goodluck Jonathan’s state, Bayelsa, came last as the commission put the number of voters with the PVCs in the state at   370,062.

It follows Ekiti State where   481,199 voters have received their PVCs and Enugu State   with 662,445.

The figure also indicates that 411,935 people have collected their PVCs in the   Federal Capital Territory .

Coming last is the South-East, with   3,915,241 PVCs.

Anambra, Abia, Ebonyi, Imo and Enugu are the states in the zone.

 

 

 

1 Month To Polls, Inec Yet To Distribute 15.3m Pvcs

By Chibuzo Ukaibe

— Jan 9, 2015 | 0 Comments

Denies Northern district heads collected PVCs for voters

With 37 days to the presidential election, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) yesterday disclosed that 38.7million Permanent Voter Cards (PVCs)  have been distributed nationwide out of the 54.3million PVCs with the commission.

The development indicates that 15.3million Nigerians are yet to receive their PVCs.
INEC in a table which showed the breakdown of distributed PVCs as at yesterday, revealed that only 71.35 per cent of the PVCs have been distributed so far.

The voter register contains 73million eligible voters in the country.
The commission had conducted the PVCs distribution across the 36 states in three phases. However, PVCs distribution in Ekiti and Osun states were done earlier in 2014 ahead of elections in those states.

According to the breakdown, Jigawa State has the highest number of PVCs distributed with 1,460,620 (94.12 percent) as against 1,551,831 received by INEC. Anambra State, however, scored the lowest percentage of distribution with 51.81, as out of 1,665,342 cards received by INEC, only 862,747 cards were distributed.

In Lagos, out of 4,000,000 cards received by INEC, only 2,159,091 have been distributed, which is 53.98 per cent. In Kano State, out of 3,198,859 cards received by INEC, 2,771,185 were distributed making 86.63 per cent. In Rivers State, out of 1,956,983 cards received, 1,253,606 were distributed, amounting to 64.06 per cent.

The display, however, did not show any figures collected or received for Borno State, due to the insurgency in the state. However, in Yobe State, 910,330 cards were received by INEC while 740,336 were distributed representing 81.33 per cent.
In Adamawa State, 1,529,636 cards were received by INEC, while 912,312 cards were distributed, representing 59.64 per cent.

The chief press secretary to the INEC chairman, Kayode Idowu, noted that the distribution of PVCs will continue at local government offices of INEC.
Explaining the distribution so far, he said, “The differences in levels of turn-out by people for their PVCs is not the making of INEC, since the commission has put in place the same procedure across the country guaranteeing equal access to persons wanting to collect their cards.”

“These figures are far from being final for the 2015 general election, since PVCs distribution by INEC continues until close to the elections.”
Idowu further denied reports that district heads in the North were allowed to collect PVCs on behalf of prospective voters, describing such allegations as “deliberate falsehood.”

_______________________________________________________________

 

Opt In Image
Send Me Free Email Updates

(enter your email address below)

Leave a Reply

*

Home | About | Contact | Login