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General News of Thursday, 12 January 2023


2023 Polls: Labour Party attacks INEC, gives reasons

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The Labour Party has attacked the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) for slowing down the pace of the distribution of Permanent Voter Cards (PVCs).

The presidential campaign spokesperson of the party, Yunusa Tanko made this allegation on Wednesday, January 11, 2023, during a press conference in Enugu state.

Labour Party disclosed that it has received many reports from PVC collection centres and the electorates have been complaining about the slow process.

“INEC deliberately designed weak operations so as not to create the impression that it has a hidden script unknown to the public,” Tanko stated.

He advised INEC to immediately ensure electorates get their PVCs before the deadline day.

“INEC has less than two weeks to deliver PVCs to Nigerians and the reports we are receiving nationwide about the ineptitude of its staff are disheartening and frustrating most PVC collectors.

“We have received reports from all the geopolitical zones in Nigeria and the messages are all the same, people complaining of the snail pace at which the PVCs are being distributed.

“The collection of PVCs began on Monday, December 12, 2022, and collection is expected to close on Sunday, January 22," Tanko added.