The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Lagos State has described as untrue, allegations by the Peoples Democratic Party that some members of the commission were colluding with the APC to manipulate the ongoing Permanent Voter Cards’ (PVCs) distribution..
Mr Olusegun Agbaje, INEC’s Resident Electoral Commissioner in Lagos state refuted PDP’s claim in a statement on Tuesday evening by Mrs Adenike Tadese, Head of Department, Voter Education and Publicity.
According to him, INEC read with great consternation from some national dailies, PDP’s allegations that the commission is denying some applicants their PVCs as well as cloning some PVCs.
Agbaje said that eligible registrants were at no point being denied their rights to collect the PVCs in all the 20 Local Government Areas of the state.
The commissioner added that INEC as an Election Management Body (EMB) saddled with the constitutional responsibility of conducting free and fair election had no reason to clone PVCs, knowing that cloned cards would not be authenticated on election day. He added that INEC’s new technology, Bimodal Voter Accreditation System (BVAS) would never authenticate any cloned PVCs on election day.