The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has urged Nigerians who are yet to collect their Permanent Voters Cards (PVC) to take advantage of the extension of the deadline for collection by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), to get their cards ahead of next Saturday’s crucial presidential election.
The party also urged INEC field officers not to pitch themselves against Nigerians with any action that could portray them as deliberately refusing to issue the PVCs to registered voters.
In a statement by PDP spokesman, Kola Ologbondiyan, the opposition party said the collection of PVCs is of utmost national importance to Nigerians.
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Ologbondiyan in his statement on Friday, said Nigerians are so eager for the election that anything which appears to be in the way of their aspiration could lead to unpalatable reactions with very dire consequences.
He asked INEC officials charged with the responsibility of distributing the PVCs to conduct themselves in a manner that is not only neutral but also publicly seen to be neutral and transparent.
“Such INEC officers should note that Nigerians have become so politically aware that they could easily identify acts that tend to compromise the credibility of the electoral process,” the PDP spokesman noted.