The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) says at least 72 million Nigerians collected their Permanent vVoter Cards (PVCs) ahead of the Saturday Presidential and National Assembly elections.

INEC Chairman, Mahmood Yakubu, disclosed this on Thursday while addressing a press conference in Abuja.

He said the 72.7 million Nigerians who have collected their PVCs represent 86.3 percent of the over 84 million registered voters in the country .

The Commission had said the total number of registered voters in the country stand at 84,004,084 — just 42 percent of Nigeria’s population which currently stands at 198 million.

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