Saturday, 31 January 2015

News Release: Executive Summary Of PVCs Distribution In Nigeria’s Six Geopolitical Zones As At 27th January, 2015



1.Northwest Zone: (a) Total registered voters 18, 616, 499.
(b) Total PVCs distributed 12, 794, 880.
(c) Total disenfranchised 5, 871, 619 (note: this includes over four/five million Igbo resident in Kano, Kaduna, etc who fled and are still fleeing owing to Islamist insurgency abandoning their PVCs in INEC).

2. North-Central Zone: (a) Total registered voters 10, 592, 958.
(b) Total PVCs distributed 5, 859, 562.
(c) Total disenfranchised 4, 733, 396.

3.  Northeast Zone (troubled by Boko Haram insurgency): (a) Total registered voters 10, 447, 410. (b) Total PVCs distributed 6, 678, 148. 
(c)    Total disenfranchised 3, 769, 262.

4.  Southwest Zone: (a) Total registered voters 13, 188, 854.
(b) Total PVCs distributed 6, 403, 534 (7th January figure-6, 419, 003, in deficit of 15, 469).
(c)  Total disenfranchised 6, 785, 320.

5. South-south Zone: (a) Total registered voters 9, 486, 811.
(b) Total PVCs distributed 6, 214, 977.
(c)  Total disenfranchised 3, 271, 834.

6. Southeast Zone: (a) Total registered voters 7, 178, 185.
(b) Total PVCs distributed 4, 378, 329.
(c)  Total disenfranchised 2, 799, 856.

7. FCT (Federal Capital Territory-Abuja): (a) Total Registered Voters 892, 628,
(b)PVCs distributed 459, 913.
(c)Total disenfranchised 432, 715.

Analysis:
1.Total PVCs distributed in twenty days (from 7th January to 27th January, 2015)=4, 004, 948
2.Total PVCs distributed in ten days= 2,002, 474
3. Total PVCs distributed since 2014 up till  27th January, 2015=42, 779, 339(note: these official accounts have not been independently verified)
4. Total Nigerian registered voters disenfranchised as of date=26, 054,137
5.Total PVCs not yet produced and delivered to INEC as at 27th January 2015=10, 491, 866.
6.Total Registered Voters as of September 2014 as contained in the INEC’s National Register of Voters=70, 383, 427
7. Total Registered Voters randomly and arbitrarily deleted by INEC leading to issuance of a new figure of 68, 833, 476=1, 543, 961
8. State-by-State breakdown of the deleted registered voters of 1, 543, 961=not given by INEC till date
9. State-by-State breakdown of 68, 833, 476 registered voters penciled down to vote in the February polls=not given by INEC till date.

Further Analysis:
10.Total Registered Voters as at 27/1/2015, in the entire North including the FCT; using INEC’s supplied data of September 2014=40, 549, 586
11.Total Registered Voters in the entire South using same data=29, 853, 850
12.Total number of PVCs holders in the entire North as at 27th January, 2015=25, 332, 590
13. Total number of PVCs holders in the entire South as at same date=16, 996, 840
14. Total number of Registered Voters that received their PVCs in the entire North from 7th January to 27th January 2015=2, 950, 113.
15.Total number of Registered Voters that received theirs in the entire South in the same period=845, 542.
              
Shocking Findings:
16.The number of distributed PVCs in five States in the Northwest (Kano, Kaduna, Katsina, Kebbi and Jigawa)- 10, 527, 308; is  equal in number with those distributed in the entire eleven States of the South-south and the Southeast zones (10, 593, 306). That is to say that whereas there are 10, 527, 308 PVCs holders in the five States of the Northwest zone alone, there are 10, 593, 306 PVCs holders in the entire eleven States of the South-south and the Southeast zones.

17. There are 6, 678, 148 PVCs distributed in the troubled Northeast, whereas only 4, 378, 329 PVCs holders are available in the five peaceful States of the Southeast.

18.The number of PVCs distributed as at 27th January 2015 in the  13 States of the Northwest and the Northeast(Boko Haram insurgency area) is much higher than the total number of PVCs distributed in the entire 17 States of the Southwest, the South-south and the Southeast zones.  That is to say that whereas 19, 473, 028 PVCs  have been distributed in the referenced 13 States of the two of the three geopolitical zones of the North; only 16, 996, 840 PVCs have been distributed in the entire 17 States of the South.

Prepared By:

Emeka Umeagbalasi
Board Chairman, International Society for Civil Liberties & the Rule of Law
31/01/2015

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