The Kwara State Police command has issued a stern warning to some politicians in the state who are alleged to be offering financial inducement to unsuspecting eligible voters in order to seize from them their Permanent Voters’ Cards (PVCs) ahead of the 2019 General Elections.
According to the spokesman of the command Ajayi Okasanmi DSP, the development remained a criminal issue under the nation’s relevant sections of the Constitution and the Electoral Acts.
The development is coming on the heels of an allegation by Mr Tayo Awodiji, a House of Assembly candidate for Irepodun Constituency of the state, that some leaders of some political parties in the state are allegedly trading with the PVCs of some eligible voters in the state.
Awodiji flying the flag of All Progressives Congress (APC) for the proposed elections said at a press briefing yesterday in Ilorin that such buyers of the PVCs often embark on “house to house” campaign offering a cash sum of (Ten Thousand Naira) only for each PVC.
Okasanmi said the command is yet to get any formal report on the allegation, but noted that it is a punishable crime.