LAGOS – The Action Congress of Nigeria, ACN, has alerted Nigerians to a scheme by some unscrupulous and desperate politicians to massively purchase or outrightly steal voter’s card from unsuspecting Nigerians, in the run-up to the general elections starting on Saturday, as a way of disenfranchising as many people as possible in areas where they believe their party is not popular.
In a statement issued in Lagos, on Tuesday by its National Publicity Secretary, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, the party said the do-or-die politicians have allocated N90 million for the purpose of buying the cards off as many people as possible in some parts of Jigawa State alone.
“The idea is for the desperate politicians to use their ill-gotten money to buy the cards from poor and barely-educated voters, with the intention of destroying them so those affected will not be able to vote. Also, they are stealing the voter’s card’s number of as many unsuspecting people as possible, as part of their scheme to thwart the will of the people in the elections,’’ it said.
‘’To Nigerians, therefore, we say protect your voter’s card. It is the only power you have to show those who have mismanaged the affairs of your country that they cannot continue to hold sway.”