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PVCs distribution: APGA threatens to sue INEC over neglect of strongholds

By Chidi Nkwopara & Chinonso Alozie

OWERRI — The leadership of All Progressives Grand Alliance, APGA, Imo State, has threatened to drag the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, to court, over faulty distribution of permanent voters cards, PVCs, in its areas of stronghold.

Disclosing this to newsmen in Owerri, its state chairman, Peter Ezeobi, said the party would have no other option than go to court, if INEC failed to redress the anomaly.

“The party leadership will have no other option than to drag the Commission to court, if the management of INEC fails to rectify the anomaly by January 30, 2015,” Ezeobi said.

Imo APGA chairman noted that the rights of the citizenry should not be eroded in any form, especially during the next general elections.

“The constitutional rights of the citizenry should not be eroded.

“We, therefore, urge INEC to release the PVCs so that Imo people will exercise their constitutional right of voting candidates of their choice,” Ezeobi said.

He recalled that the party had earlier directed its legal unit to visit the INEC office in Owerri, to lodge a formal complaint.

“Our legal team has formally communicated our displeasure at the non-availability of PVCs in our strongholds. The situation has caused serious anxiety to our teeming supporters,” Ezeobi said.


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