Osun Election: APC Condemns INEC’s Slow Distribution Of Permanent Voter Cards

By 08:29 Mon, 07 Jul 2014 Comments

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has raised the alarm over the delay in distributing the permanent voters cards (PVCs) to registered voters in Osun State ahead of the August 9, 2014, governorship election in the state.

“INEC has been painfully slow in processing the permanent voters cards, and one can only hope that the electoral body is not doing this deliberately to disenfranchise voters, especially in opposition strongholds”, APC said in a statement issued in Lagos yesterday by its national publicity secretary, Alhaji Lai Mohammed.

“The slow processing of the permanent voters cards has in particular hit the central senatorial district of the state, and has affected those who had earlier registered as well as those who registered this year”, it said.

Mohammed said the electoral body has continued to inform those who throng its offices in the state to collect their permanent voters cards that the cards were not ready, without giving an indication of when they would be ready for collection.

The party explained that it was worried over this development because of the reported announcement by the Electoral Commissioner in Osun State that whoever does not have a permanent voter’s card would not be allowed to vote in next month’s election.



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