We have 170, 664 uncollected PVCs in Kogi, says INEC
The Independent Electoral Commission (INEC) has said that about 170, 664 Permanent Voters Cards (PVCs) were yet to be collected in Kogi State.
The Electoral Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) in the state, Prof. James Apam, disclosed this on Friday during a stakeholders meeting held at the INEC office in Lokoja, ahead of the November 16 governorship election in the state.
The Inter Party Advisory Council (IPAC) in the state however staged a walkout at the meeting, saying that they had lost confidence in Apam.
The REC announced that the collection of PVCs would commence on Monday, September 2 and end on September 30, 2019.
Apam also said that non-sensitive materials for the election had arrived the state, saying all materials would be packed very well before sending them to various local councils in the state.
The IPAC passed a vote of no confidence on Apam, saying they honoured the invitation of the Commission thinking that the REC had been transferred.
Spokesman of the body, Ibrahim Itodo, who spoke with newsmen shortly after the group staged a walkout at the stakeholders’ meeting, said they could no longer continue to relate with the REC.
According to him, the best that INEC could do at this point in time was to change the REC, whom they accused of romancing with the state government and the ruling party in the state.
He alleged that the Commissioner was presently doing the biddings of the APC-led administration, saying they were not surprised how the issue of alleged double registration of the governor was buried under the carpet.
Itodo, therefore, enjoined the top hierarchy of INEC to transfer Apam before the governorship poll.
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