Plateau bye-election: INEC seizes PVCs, fake agent cards
The Independent National Electoral Commission
(INEC) in Jos says it has seized seven Permanent
Voter Cards (PVCs) from under aged voters and five
party agent cards during the Quaâ€™an Pan North
House of Assembly bye-election.
Prof. Anthonia Simbini, INEC National
Commissioner, North Central, made the disclosure
to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Kwa,
Quaâ€™an Pan on Saturday.
â€œWe discovered in some polling units three major
problems during the accreditation in this bye-
election; under aged, fake party agent cards and
low turnout of voters,â€™â€™ she said.
The commissioner expressed happiness with the
presiding officers, who she said had turned away
most of the under aged voters that came for
â€œWe have seen with our eyes and seized seven
PVCs from the under aged and five fake party agent
cards in some few polling units visited.
Simbini said it was totally unacceptable to see g
under aged carrying PVCs to participate in
â€œThe children should not take the law into their
hands but should wait until they reach the age of
Commenting on the election, Dr Godwin Kwanga,
the state Resident Electoral Commissioner,
described the accreditation as â€œpeaceful and
He appealed to the people of Quaâ€™an Pan to give
the INEC officials the necessary cooperation for a
successful and credible election.
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