This is according to a document released by the commission in Abuja on Friday. The document, which is a list, contains the data collated from the 36 states in Nigeria including the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).
As at Friday, March 13, out of a total number 68.8 million registered voters across the country, 55, 904, 272 million PVCs have been distributed.
Chief Press Secretary to the INEC Chairman, Kayode Idowu, said that the commission could not set a particular number of PVCs that must be collected before the elections could hold.
He, however, gave the assurance that INEC would continue to work hard to ensure that more cards are distributed across the country before the election.
While giving an explanation on why the commission would not set a target, he said, “The danger with doing so is that if the threshold is not reached, then we cannot conduct elections.”
The Independent National Electoral Commission, (INEC) had, in the previous week, extended the distribution of the Permanent Voter Cards (PVCs) by two weeks.
The exercise, which was scheduled to end on March 8 after an initial extension, was further extended and would continue across the country until March 22, 2015.