The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) urges 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
crucial Presidential election, a statement from Kola Ologbondiyan has said.
“The party also cautions 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.
“The party said the collection of the PVC is of utmost national
importance to Nigerians, in their quest to rescue our nation from
President Muhammadu Buhari’s incompetent, divisive, vengeful and corrupt
administration, which has wrecked our national life and brought so much
pain and anguish to Nigerians.
“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.
“Nigerians are so eager for the election that anything that appears 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 counsels 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
“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.