LAGOS: THE Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has denied allegations by the All Progressives Congress (APC) that it was frustrating Osun State members from collecting their Permanent Voter Cards.
Chief Press Secretary to the INEC Chairman, Kayode Idowu, has however denied the claim as untrue.
Idowu said that the commission had since been distributing PVC to Osun voters without discrimination and wondered the source of APC’s claim.
“As we have repeatedly said, distribution of PVCs has been ongoing in Osun State since March. People yet to collect their PVCs should go to their respective local government offices of the commission to do so,” Kayode said.
APC had in a statement issued in Benin by its National Publicity Secretary, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, said INEC had resorted to asking voters their party affiliations before issuing the cards
The party challenged the INEC leadership to wade into the delay in the distribution of PVCs in Osun, since it is possible that this planned disenfranchisement of APC members might be the handwork of some compromised INEC officials in the state.
The election is scheduled for August 9.
SOURCE: CAJ NEWS AGENCY