The Senator Ibikunle Amosun Campaign Organisation (SIACO) has accused opposition political parties of purchasing Permanent Voters Cards (PVCs) in a desperate attempt to manipulate the February general elections.
According to SIACO, the move embarked on by the opposition parties is capable of disenfranchising the people of Ogun State during the elections.
The organisation, in a statement by its Chairman, Media and Publicity Committee, Femi Sowoolu, said the purchase of the PVCs was illegal and can compromise the electoral process. It is equally a provocative act capable of undermining the freedom of choice of the voters.
SIACO therefore called on security agencies to investigate the act and bring the perpetrators to book as that is the only way to ensure a credible, peaceful and free elections in Ogun State.
Although, no investigation has been reported on the alleged purchase of PVCs, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) had recently assured voters across the country of some security features in their PVCs that would only allow the rightful owners to use them in voting. The commission said that was the reason why it introduced card readers for voters’ accreditation.