The All Progressives Congress, APC has raised an allegation that some agents suspected to be working for the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP have devised means of purchasing Permanent Voter Cards, PVCs from unsuspecting members of the public.
In addition to this, the party said some registered voters are being intimidated and their PVCs seized by some miscreants under the guise of immigration personnel.
Lai Mohammed, APC’s national publicity secretary, on Tuesday said a company named Agro-Allied Communities Service Nigeria Limited, had been formed supposedly to ‘empower’ women with N50,000 loan.
“Anyone seeking to get the loan must provide a PVC as ‘collateral’, which is basically the essence of the establishment of the company that is supposedly a private concern but in reality a PDP front to mop up PVCs, especially in opposition strongholds,” the APC statement read.
The party added that “It is now getting clearer by the day what the PDP-led federal government sought to gain by forcing the postponement of the elections for six weeks, which is to perfect their rigging plans.”
The APC also said in the statement that some of its members have alerted the party that PDP agents have been operating in all villages between Kobape and Orile-Imo along the Sagamu-Abeokuta expressway in Ogun State, giving N10,000 to each of the villagers and collecting their PVCs in return.
“The PDP agents are also promising each villager a monthly stipend of N10,000 if and when their party assumes office in the state. Indications are that this objectionable PVC mop-up is being replicated in all opposition strongholds by the frenzied PDP, hence we at the APC have decided to alert the nation to the reprehensible act.”
The party also alleged that some immigration personnel, who claim to be arresting illegal aliens with voter cards, were dispossessing many unsuspecting locals in the northern part of the country of their PVCs.
“This act of desperation is totally unacceptable and must stop forthwith. Every voter should be allowed to exercise his or her franchise in accordance with his or her conscience, without intimidation or inducement,” the APC statement said.
The party cautioned that those perpetrating such acts should desist, as it reflected the desperation of some people to hold on to power at all cost, even when it was clear that Nigerians had widely rejected them due to non-performance, massive corruption and profligacy under their watch.
The APC also appealed to its members, supporters and Nigerians in general, not to sell their PVCs under any guise, because this is the only power they have to effect a meaningful change that can ensure the deliverance of democratic dividends to them.Follow Us on Social Media