On Sunday the Edo state chapter of Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has accused the All Progressives Congress, APC, of printing illegal Permanent Voters Cards, PVCs.
Chris Osa Nehikhare, party’s spokesman, made the allegation at a press conference in Benin Sunday.
According to Chris Osa Nehikhare, security agencies have been informed about the matter but nobody has been arrested.
Chris Osa Nehikhare said, “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.”
Nehikhare further alleged that the APC, now an opposition party in the State, wants the election postponed by trying to stoke violence in the state.
The party’s spokesman, however, vowed that the PDP will not dance to the tune being played by the party.
Meanwhile, the APC has dismissed the allegation, describing it as a mark of ignorance on the part of the PDP Publicity Secretary.
Chris Azebamwen, APC Spokesman in Edo said, “It is a mark of ignorance for PDP’s Chris Nehikhare to accuse leaders of APC of criminally printing PVCs.”
The APC pointed out that it would be a waste of time and money for any politician to print PVCs 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 election in Edo State, but it will be an exercise in futility,” he said.
The APC’s mouthpiece called on the people of Edo and other Nigerians to ignore the antics, propaganda and misinformation coming from the PDP.