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INEC Reacts As Nigerians Discover PVCs Buried Underground In Imo State

INEC Reacts As Nigerians Discover PVCs Buried Underground In Imo State

INEC Reacts As Nigerians Discover PVCs Buried Underground In Imo State

INEC Reacts As Nigerians Discover PVCs Buried Underground In Imo State

In response to a viral video showing Permanent Voters Cards, or PVCs, buried in Imo State, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has issued a statement.

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In a statement released by its National Commissioner, Festus, the commission stated that it has launched an immediate inquiry and that anyone found to be responsible for the act will face legal repercussions.

“The attention of the Commission has been drawn to videos trending online of Permanent Voters Cards (PVCs) allegedly buried underground in some locations, including the compound of a high-profile.

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“The Commission is not taking these allegations lightly. We have commenced immediate investigation and anyone found culpable in this diabolical scheme clearly intended to disenfranchise Nigerians will be sanctioned under the law. Every eligible Nigerian who registered as a voter is entitled to his/her PVC.

“The constitutional right to vote in any election must never be suppressed or abridged in any way.

INEC Reacts As Nigerians Discover PVCs Buried Underground In Imo State

“As far as the record of the commission is concerned, PVCs have been printed for all valid registrants in Nigeria up to 14th January 2022 and delivered to all the States of the Federation for collection by voters.

“We will not allow retrogressive elements to sabotage our efforts. The issues of voter registration, compilation of the voters’ roll, and issuance of PVCs are at the heart of any democratic elections and the Commission is working hard to ensure that every eligible citizen who appears in person at the registration venue is registered. We assure Nigerians that this matter will be pursued to its logical conclusion.

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“Already, the Commission is reviewing the procedure for collecting PVCs to make it less cumbersome and more transparent. This will be a major topic at the next regular quarterly meeting with stakeholders so that working together we can find a lasting solution to the issue,” the statement read.

Okoye, therefore, appealed to those who found the allegedly buried PVCs to deliver them to the INEC office.


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