Rigging: APC Wants INEC To make public VINs of Unclaimed PVCs In OsunLatest News, News, osun election 2014 Wednesday, August 6th, 2014
The All Progressives Congress (APC) has asked INEC to urgently circulate to all political parties the Voters Identification Numbers (VINs) of all unclaimed Permanent Voters Cards (PVCs) and publicly declare that anyone in possession of any PVC with such numbers is an impostor and must be arrested.
In a communique issued after the emergency meeting of its National Executive Committee (NEC) in Osogbo on Wednesday and signed by the National Publicity Secretary, Alahji Lai Muhammed, APC recommended in addition to circulating the VINs of the unclaimed PVCs, INEC must publicly declare invalid for the purpose of Saturday August 9, state’s governorship election all the PVCs with the circulated VINs.
APC reasoned that circulation of the VINs of the unclaimed PVCs and the INEC’s declaration as invalid of all PVCs bearing the same for the weekend exercise was the “irreducible minimal condition” for the election to be free and credible.
The party in the meeting document warned against the plan of rigging through financial inducement and also by using the security agents who have been deployed to the state in multiple, especially soldiers and State Security Service (SSS) officials, allegedly to arrest key ruling party’s leaders including a serving Senator.
It also said that based on credible information, the rural farm settlements around Ile-Ife and Ilesha among others, have been identified as areas where the 500,000 cloned cards and other PVCs illegally obtained would allegedly “be used mostly” on Saturday.
The party condemned the partisanship of the security agencies against the background of the Department of State Service (DSS) as they today, prevented the solidarity rally at the Freedom Park Osogbo of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) in support of the incumbent Governor Rauf Aregbesola.
”We must however not fail to warn that Osun Election will determine the fate of democracy in Nigeria and therefore call on all stakeholders to provide a level playing field for all ” APC asserted.
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