PDP Urges INEC to Extend Time for PVCs Collection
Meanwhile, the main opposition party, the PDP, has urged the leadership of INEC to extend the collection of PVCs by three days.
In a statement Wednesday by the National Publicity Secretary of the party, Mr., the main opposition party said information available at his disposal showed that the ruling APC had planned to use the uncollected PVCs to allocate votes to President Muhammadu Buhari.
The party said the demand of three days extension was predicated on reports across the country that some compromised INEC officials at the collection centres are deliberately refusing to issue the PVCs to voters thereby frustrating millions of registered voters from getting their voters cards.
According to him, “The PDP believes that this deliberate refusal to release the PVCs is part of the wider plot by the APC to disenfranchise millions of Nigerians and frustrate their eagerness to vote out President Buhari at the February 16 presidential election and elect the peoples candidate, Atiku Abubakar.”
The party, therefore, demanded explanation from INEC for turning back registered voters who went to collect their PVCs and directed them to come at a later date for an exercise that is programmed to end on Friday.
It also called on the leadership of INEC not to plunge the election into a needless controversy but to redeem itself by extending the closing date for the collection of PVCs by three days.