Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has asked Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to extend collection of Permanent Voters Card (PVCs) by three days.
Director of Media and Publicity of PDP Presidential Campaign Organisation, Mr Kola Ologbondiyan, said in a statement on Wednesday that the demand was predicated on reports across the nation that some “compromised INEC officials” at the collection centres were deliberately refusing to issue PVCs to voters.
“PDP believes that this deliberate refusal to release PVCs is part of the wider plot by APC to disenfranchise millions of Nigerians and frustrate their eagerness to vote out President Muhammadu Buhari at February 16 presidential election and elect-in peoples’ candidate, Mr Atiku Abubakar.
“PDP demands explanation from INEC for turning back registered voters who went to collect their PVCs and directing them to come at a later date for an exercise that is programmed to end on Friday.
“Information available to us shows that APC has plans to use uncollected PVCs to allocate votes to Mr Buhari.
“PDP therefore calls on the leadership of INEC not to plunge the election into a needless controversy but to redeem itself by extending the closing date for collection of PVCs by three days,” the party said.