- The APC has accused the PDP of planning to rig the Bayelsa governorship election
- APC deputy national publicity secretary, Yekini Nabena, says the PDP plans to use fake PVCs in the election
- The Bayelsa-born APC chieftain also called on President Muhammadu Buhari to intervene in the situation
The deputy national publicity secretary of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Mr. Yekini Nabena has alleged that the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has began large scale manufacturing of fake Permanent Voter Cards (PVCs) ahead of the Bayelsa governorship election.
The APC deputy spokesman made the allegation through a statement made sent to journalists on Friday, November 1.
According to him, the fake PVCs have been codenamed "Biafra Card" by the Bayelsa state chapter of the PDP.
He stated that only 22 smart card readers out of the stolen 69 by political thugs were retrieved by the Independent National Electoral Comission (INEC) during the 2019 presidential and National Assembly election in the state.
“The PDP and Governor Dickson are planning to configure the 47 smart card readers still in their possession with the fake PVCs which they are currently mass producing.
“I call on our security and intelligence agencies to urgently carry out strategic raids to stop their illegal operations, retrieve the smart card readers and mop up the fake PVCs which they have codenamed "Biafra card.''
“The outgoing governor of Bayelsa state, Seriake Dickson cannot continue to hide under the cloak of immunity to perpetuate the alleged ongoing stealing of state funds and last-minute sale of state assets, election fraud, violence, impunity against Bayelsans,” Nabena said.
The Bayelsa-born APC chieftain also called on President Muhammadu Buhari to intervene in the situation, even as he urged voters in the state to resist the desperate plots.
He also called on INEC to rise up to the occasion and ensure fake PVCs are not used during the poll.
Nabena had earlier accused the PDP of intimidating INEC staff in the state ahead of the election.
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