INEC, APC Committing Electoral Crime – PDP Insists

INEC, APC Committing Electoral Crime – PDP Insists

By ThisDay on February 5, 2015
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The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) says more facts have emerged on the connivance of some officials of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and the All Progressives Congress (APC) to deny non-indigenes in APC controlled states of their Permanent Voter Cards (PVCs) for the February 14, 2015 general elections.

PDP National Publicity Secretary, Olisa Metuh, in a statement on Thursday, described the development as a crime against the electoral process, adding that the party has received overwhelming evidence from citizens in APC states following its earlier alarm that non-indigenes who form the bulk of PDP supporters in Lagos were being denied their PVCs.

The PDP said apart from Lagos, the same scandalous practice is also being perpetrated in other APC controlled states including Kano.

“Since our alert on Lagos state, we have continued to receive calls and comments from citizens from local governments and wards in APC states confirming that the collaboration between some INEC officials and the APC to shut out non-indigenes in the states, made up mainly of our supporters, is deeper than earlier thought.

“Indeed, this inexcusable misconduct is also being perpetrated in Kano, Edo, Sokoto, Kebbi, Nasarawa, Kwara, among other APC-controlled states where fraudulent INEC officials and the APC are orchestrating hitches to
disenfranchise non-indigenes.

“Evidence of this crime abounds in Alimosho and Amuwo-Odofin Local Government (Areas) of Lagos state; Nasarawa Local Government and Sabon Gari area of Kano state as well as other strategic places where PVCs belonging to non-indigenes are even burnt to ensure that they did not get to their rightful owners.”

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