INEC Petitioned Over Alleged Non-distribution of PVCs in 24 Lagos Wards

■ Alimosho, Ifako, Ikeja, Mainland LGAs affected

Attahiru Jega

Prof. Attahiru Jega

The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, has been petitioned over alleged deliberate misman­agement of Permanent Voter Cards, PVCs, distribution in five Local Government Areas of La­gos State.

The development is said to have resulted in the alleged disen­franchisement of prospective vot­ers in 24 wards.

The non distribution of PVCs in the affected areas is believed to have raised concerns over the lo­cation of satellite polling units and the composition of INEC adhoc staff, who it claimed, are members of the All Progressives Congress, APC. The petition signed by the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, senatorial candidate for Lagos West Senatorial District, Mr. Se­gun Adewale, revealed that most registered voters in some wards are yet to receive their PVCs in Ibeju Lekki, Alimosho, Ikeja, If­ako Ijaiye LGAs.

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The petition reads: “As the election date approaches, it is disheartening that most of our reg­istered voters have not received their PVCS despite the contin­ued extension of the distribution deadline. I would also want you to note that some very important issues are yet to be resolved. They include: disenfranchisement of eligible voters, location of satel­lite polling units and recruitment of adhoc staff which are predomi­nately APC members.

Source: The Sun

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