INEC Petitioned Over Alleged Non-distribution of PVCs in 24 Lagos Wards
■ Alimosho, Ifako, Ikeja, Mainland LGAs affected
The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, has been petitioned over alleged deliberate mismanagement of Permanent Voter Cards, PVCs, distribution in five Local Government Areas of Lagos State.
The development is said to have resulted in the alleged disenfranchisement of prospective voters in 24 wards.
The non distribution of PVCs in the affected areas is believed to have raised concerns over the location of satellite polling units and the composition of INEC adhoc staff, who it claimed, are members of the All Progressives Congress, APC. The petition signed by the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, senatorial candidate for Lagos West Senatorial District, Mr. Segun Adewale, revealed that most registered voters in some wards are yet to receive their PVCs in Ibeju Lekki, Alimosho, Ikeja, Ifako Ijaiye LGAs.
The petition reads: “As the election date approaches, it is disheartening that most of our registered voters have not received their PVCS despite the continued extension of the distribution deadline. I would also want you to note that some very important issues are yet to be resolved. They include: disenfranchisement of eligible voters, location of satellite polling units and recruitment of adhoc staff which are predominately APC members.
Source: The Sun