- Controversies have begun to arise in the collection of Permanent Voter Credentials (PVC) in various centers
- The Labor Party recently accused the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) of being complacent
- Labor says it has received a number of complaints from PVC collection centers about slow distribution
With less than eight weeks to go before the much-anticipated general election in February, the Labor Party has blamed the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) for slowing down the pace of distribution of Permanent Voter Cards (PVCs).
The spokesperson for the Labor Party’s presidential campaign, Yunusa Tanko, made this accusation on Wednesday, January 11, at a press conference in Enugu.
“INEC deliberately designed weak operations” so as not to create the impression that it has a “hidden script unknown to the public”.
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He urged INEC to act immediately and ensure voters get their PVCs before the deadline.
Worried about the turn of events, Tanko accused INEC of being complacent and showing no sign of implementing PVCs in time before the deadline day.
As reported by PM News, Tanko was quoted as saying:
“INEC has less than two weeks to deliver PVC to Nigerians and the reports we are receiving from across the country about the ineptitude of its staff is discouraging and frustrating for most PVC collectors.
“We have received reports from all geopolitical areas of Nigeria and the messages are all the same, people are complaining about the snail’s pace at which PVCs are distributed.”
PVC collection began on Monday, December 12, 2022, and collection is expected to close on Sunday, January 22.
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The Labor Party will head into the 2023 presidential election as one of the firm favorites to win the election.
Many pundits and political enthusiasts have likened Labor to the underdog that may cause an upset to unseat the incumbent party in next month’s presidential election.
Labor Party presidential candidate Peter Obi has been able to win over young Nigerians during his campaign as he will be counting on them to help him make history and overthrow the ruling party and also become the first president of the South East region of Nigeria.