Nigeria’s electoral commission says 86.6 percent of voting cards collected

ABUJA, Feb 21 (Reuters) – Nigerian voters have collected 86.6 percent of all the voting cards issued, the chairman of the electoral commission said on Thursday.

Mahmood Yakubu, chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), told election observers and reporters that 72.8 million cards had been collected out of 84 million registered voters. (Reporting by Paul Carsten and Aaron Ross; Writing by Alexis Akwagyiram; Editing by James Macharia)

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