She explained that 86,446 of the unclaimed PVCs were from 2019; 25,380 for those registered in 2021 and 13,137 for those that transferred their voting centres.
According to her, 148,446 new PVCs have been sent to the 23 local government areas for distribution.
Kangiwa told the stakeholders that the commission had received 3,991 units of Bimodal Voter Accreditation System (BVAS) to be used during the 2023 general elections in the state.
According to her, the BVAS will be configured and assigned to polling units across the state.
She added that INEC staff members were being trained in the effective handling of the BVAS ahead of the elections.
The administrative secretary assured that the commission was ready for the elections, and would continue to interface with different stakeholders, as part of its voter education programme.
“The commission is well prepared to conduct the 2023 general elections, the preparation will take the commission up to the day of elections and beyond.
”All departments and local government offices are working tirelessly to make sure that our constitutional duties are carried out effectively, ” Kangiwa said.
Chairman, Coalition of Non Governmental Organizations in Sokoto state, Ibrahim Abdullahi, expressed fears that the “alarming” rate of vote buying may affect the outcome of the general elections.
He, therefore, urged INEC and security agencies to take decisive action to check the disturbing trend.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that presentations were made by personnel of the National Orientation Agency, Police, and Department of Security Services, as well as representatives of political parties.
The stakeholders’ meeting was attended by political parties, the Army and other law enforcement agencies, civil society organisations, physically challenged persons, students, and others.