Politicians in Oyo State have been alleged of approaching officials of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to sell the unclaimed permanent voter cards in its custody to them.
“They are looking for PVCs to buy. They are looking for what is not available because they know that these things are not available. This is the security report at my disposal,” Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC), in the state, Mutiu Agboke, said in Ibadan.
Adegoke disclosed that there are 914,529 unclaimed PVCs with the commission. He affirmed that none of these PVCs will be sold to the politicians in the state by the commission or its staff.
“Tell those who are looking for PVCs to buy that there is none to buy in Oyo state. I can assure you that no INEC staff will sell PVCs to any politician,” Adegoke said
“Those who are looking for PVCs to buy, I won’t give you the name. I don’t have the names.
“But, that is the security report I got and the report did not specify the party and the individual that is involved. They want us to give them PVCs but we can’t give it to them. They want to buy PVCs but there is none to sell in Oyo state.”