Imo Resident Electoral Commissioner Francis Ezeonu says it is regrettable that 500,525 unclaimed Permanent Voters Cards (PVCs) of Imo residents are still in his custody.
He said that out of over 380,000 cards of 2011 and 2014 registration exercise released in April 2017, about 343,742 cards were yet to be claimed.
He also said that of the 72,237 cards received in respect of those who registered in 2017, about 49,252 were yet to be collected.
Ezeonu made this known in Owerri on Wednesday at the flag-off of a road show by the commission in the state and a media briefing to announce the display of voters register.
He advised all registered voters, who have not collected their PVCs, to take advantage of INEC deployment to Residential Areas (RAs), to go to where they registered with their Temporary Voter Cards (TVCs) to collect their PVCs.
According to him, PVCs for all those who registered in 2011, 2014, 2017 and first quarter of 2018 (January-March) are available for collection.