- The APC has accused the PDP of buying PVC at the cost of N5,000 in Yobe
- A top member of the ruling party in the state, Alhaji Adamu Chilariye, said that the information got to the APC on Thursday, August 16
- Chilariye, therefore, warned the public to beware of traps set by desperate politicians ahead of the 2019 general elections
The chairman Yobe State Executive Committee (SEC) of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Alhaji Adamu Chilariye, has accused the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) of illegally buying the Permanent Voter’s Card ( PVC) of unsuspecting members of the public, the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports.
Adamu made the accusation on Thursday, August 16, at a press briefing in Damaturu. He stated that the state executives of the APC were notified of the development.
Adamu said: “The PDP political office holders in Yobe Zone B have been using surrogates to purchase voter’s cards within Potiskum town at the cost of N5000 per PVC.” He said the APC has lodged complaints with the security agencies against the illegal act.
However, Chilariye advised the general public to be careful not to fall into the politicians’ trap. The chairman disassociated the SEC from some political aspirants in APC who had begun to deceive members of the party that they were endorsed.
“The SEC wishes to state that it has no anointed aspirant and will only support the candidate that emerges as the party’s flag bearer during primaries”, the chairman said.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in Plateau state were joining other Nigerians in the registration and collection of their Permanent Voters Cards (PVCs) by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).
Legit.ng visited one of such camps, located inside a Church of Christ in Nations (COCIN) building, at Heipang, Barkin Ladi local government area of the state.
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