PDP Raises Alarm over APC’s Procurement of PVCs in Rivers

PVCs to be Distributed in Borno on Friday

Paul Obiajunwo, Port Harcourt

The Campaign Organisation of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has draw the attention of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC and the security agencies on what they allegedly described as criminal activities and electoral offences being perpetrated  by  the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the State.

In a statement issued yesterday in Port Harcourt, Rivers State capital, through Mr. Emma Okeh, the  PDP campaign  organization Public Relation Officer said The PDP has received several reports from the 23 local government areas that the sum of N10,000 is being paid per PVC by the APC.  

The statement reads: “The Party is appalled that the leadership of the APC has engaged its members to procure the INEC issued Permanent Voters Cards (PVCs) from potential voters in the State, believing that the development portends grave danger to the nation’s democracy as well as jeopardizing the efforts of the government and the Commission in the quest for free and fair elections.

“The PDP therefore, calls on the security agencies and other relevant authorities to urgently check this ugly political trend by arresting and prosecuting the culprits to ensure a free, transparent and participatory election in the State and cut in the bud the possible likely to arise from such electoral fraud.”