The All Progressives Congress (APC) has been accused of making illegal Permanent Voters Cards (PVCs). The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Edo State Publicity Secretary, Chris Nehikhare made the claim on Sunday, 16 August 2020, at a press conference in Benin.
Nehikhare disclosed that the matter had been reported to security agencies and the police. “We have alerted the Police and security agencies on this illegal act, but nothing has been done about it. Nobody has been arrested. We are using this medium to alert Nigerians and the entire world of what is happening in the state,” he said.
Moreover, the PDP publicity secretary also blamed the APC for trying to promote violence in the state; with the aim of having the election suspended by INEC, adding that the PDP will not dance to the tune played by the opposition party.
However the APC State Publicity Secretary, Mr Chris Azebamwen responded to the allegations and said, “It is a mark of ignorance for PDP’s Chris Nehikhare to accuse leaders of APC of criminally printing PVCs. Any politician who does that will be wasting his/her time and money because INEC’s card readers will reject the fake PVCs.
“PDP leaders are trying to distract and deceive Edo people and other Nigerians about their plot to rig the September 19 governorship elections in Edo State, but it will be an exercise in futility. Edo residents and other Nigerians should ignore the antics, propaganda, misinformation, and disinformation of Chris Nehikhare and other members of PDP.”