By Dapo Akinrefon
OGUN State governorship candidate for the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Prince Nasir Isiaka, has called on the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, to wade into the distribution and collection of the Permanent Voters Cards, PVCs, in the state.
According to him, “I have been inundated with several calls and complaints from a lot of our people in various local governments across the state; especially in Yewa North, Ijebu East, Imeko-Afon, Ipokia, Abeokuta North and Obafemi Owode have yet to receive their PVCs with just a week to the Presidential and National Assembly elections.
“I also understand that it is not that INEC has not been receiving these complaints and also that the commission is willing to make the cards available to as many beneficiaries as possible, but it is clearly lacking in capacity to do so.”
He said the poor distribution of the PVCs might lead to the disenfranchisement of the electorate in Ogun state.
He said “having rolled out the statistics last week and seeing that not much has been done as at now, I wonder what magic will be done in the next five days to give the PVCs to the huge numbers of eligible voters that don’t have it yet.”