PVC: PDP cautions INEC against hoarding

By Valentine Amanze

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has urged Nigerians, who are yet to collect their Permanent Voters Cards (PVC) to take advantage of the extension of deadline for collection by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), to get their cards ahead of next Saturday’s Presidential election.

The party also cautioned INEC field officers not to pitch themselves against Nigerians with any action that could portray them as deliberately refusing to issue the PVCs to registered voters.
Through Kola Ologbondiyan, the National Publicity Secretary And Director, Media & Publicity, the party said that the collection of the PVC was of utmost national importance to Nigerians in their quest to rescue the nation from
President Muhammadu Buhari’s incompetent, divisive, vengeful and corrupt
Administration.
The caution to INEC field officers is predicated on allegations in the public space that the All Progressives Congress (APC) has compromised some field officers to deliberately refuse to issue the PVCs, having realized that Nigerians are eager to get the cards to vote out President Buhari from office.
The opposition party further said that Nigerians were so eager for the election that anything that appeared to be in the way of their aspiration to elect a new President could lead to unpalatable reactions with very dire consequences.
The PDP therefore counseled INEC officials charged with the responsibility of distributing the PVCs to conduct themselves in a manner that is not only neutral but also publicly seen to be neutral and
transparent.
“Such INEC officers should note that Nigerians have become so politically aware that they could easily identify acts that tend to compromise the credibility of the electoral process,” it stated.

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