PVCs For 4 Edo Local Government Areas Are Not Ready – INEC

PVCs For 4 Edo Local Government Areas Are Not Ready – INEC

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INEC Chairman Professor Jega

The Independent National Electoral Commission on Friday, March 13, 2015 revealed that Permanent Voter Cards (PVCs) have not yet been distributed in four local government areas in Edo State namely:  Owan East, Owan West, Ovia South-West and Uhunmwonde.

Administrative Secretary of the State, Brown Ulucha made the disclosure to a protesting crowd at the INEC Headquarters in Benin City, the state capital.

The crowd, which were protesting alleged bias demeanour of the commission in the state were led by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) House of Representatives candidate for Egor Ikpoba Okha Federal Constituency, Johnson Agbonayinma, who also accused INEC staff in Egor and Ikpoba Okha areas of lying that some PVCs were stolen when they were not.

Ulucha, speaking in defence of the commission said the allegations will be probed.

He said: ‎”If you say PVCs that were stolen, were not stolen. Then help us prove it and we will appreciate it. We know that the aspiration of all Nigerians is to let their votes count and, in Edo state, your votes must count.”

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