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APC Raises Alarm Over PVCs Racket Across The Country


By Funmilayo Omidiji, Lagos – The opposition All Progressives Congress (APC) has again raised the alarm over the antics of a certain political party which has engaged in buying Permanent Voter’s Cards (PVCs) with a view to disenfranchising their owners, especially in opposition strongholds.

In a statement issued in Lagos Friday, by its National Publicity Secretary, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, the APC alleged while such purchased PVCs might not be transferable, those who are buying them were doing so to reduce the votes in the opposition strongholds and improve the chances of their own party at the polls.

”We appeal to our supporters in particular and all Nigerians in general not to sell their PVCs, because this will amount to mortgaging the future of their children just because of a paltry 1,000 Naira.”

”Your voter’s card is your power to help forge the much-needed positive change in our country. Protect it!” the party directed.

Meanwhile, the leading opposition has urged all its members and supporters who are yet to collect their PVCs and register to vote, to do so urgently, advising them to visit their local government headquarters for the two exercises.

The party added that while distribution of the cards and the continuous registration at the polling units may have ended, both exercises were still ongoing at the local government headquarters until January 31, 2015, according to the assurances given by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).

”We have been assured by INEC that all those who registered will get their PVCs and the chance to vote in the 2015 general elections. We are therefore appealing to all our members and supporters who have not collected their cards to immediately proceed to their local government headquarters to collect them,” APC reiterated.


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