The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has urged the leadership of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to extend the collection of Permanent Voter Cards (PVCs) by three days.
The party said its interest is predicated on reports the country over that some compromised INEC officials at the accumulation focuses are intentionally declining to issue the PVCs to voters, along these lines disappointing a great many enlisted voters from getting their voter cards.
The PDP in a statement by its national publicity secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, said it believes that “this deliberate refusal to release the PVCs is part of the wider plot by the APC to disenfranchise millions of Nigerians and frustrate their eagerness to vote out President Muhammadu Buhari at the February 16 presidential election and electing the peoples candidate, Atiku Abubakar.”
The PDP further demanded explanation from INEC for turning back registered voters who went to collect their PVCs and directing them to come at a later date for an exercise that is programmed to end on Friday.
“Information available to us shows that the APC has plans to use the uncollected PVCs to allocate votes to President Buhari.
“The PDP therefore calls on the leadership of INEC not to plunge the election into a needless controversy but to redeem itself by extending the closing date for the collection of the PVCs by three days,” the party said.