The Lagos workplace of the Unbiased Nationwide Electoral Fee (INEC) has refuted the allegation of collusion with the All Progressive Congress (APC) to control the gathering of Everlasting Voter Playing cards (PVCs) within the state.
The declare was made by the Peoples Democratic Congress (PDP) on Monday, January 16, throughout a press convention.
Reacting to the declare, Olusegun Agbaje, INEC’s resident electoral commissioner in Lagos, mentioned it was all “fabricated”.
The assertion learn;
“It’s pertinent to make clear and proper PDP’s frivolous accusation that some INEC workers are colluding with members of the ruling get together within the state to disclaim sure teams of individuals entry to recuperate their PVCs.
“There was additionally point out of Mr. Muyiwa Yusuf, the top of the state’s VR/ICT INEC division who allegedly colluded with the APC to clone the faces of voters via privileged entry he has to PVCs.
“It has turn into essential to touch upon the latest report which, removed from being true, was a gross misrepresentation and a diversion in each content material and context.
“It’s apparent that this PDP-orchestrated story was fabricated to misrepresent INEC’s fame within the state and besmirch the title of the officer in query.
“INEC has no political affiliation or inclination with any get together within the state. PVC assortment is on a first-come, first-served foundation. »
Agbaje, who argued that eligible Nigerians haven’t been disadvantaged of their proper to gather PVCs within the 20 LGAs within the state, added that INEC’s Bimodal Voter Accreditation System (BVAS) n would authenticate any cloned PVCs on Election Day.
“The present train throughout the fee in the meanwhile is the digitization of PVCs to gather the phone numbers of eligible registrants who haven’t but collected their playing cards with a view to contact them by mass sms”, signifies the communicated.
“The fee firmly believes in equity, transparency, integrity and equity within the conduct of its affairs.
“We’ll proceed to uphold these basic rules in finishing up our constitutional duties and tasks as an neutral arbiter to all stakeholders.”