Days to the November 16th Bayelsa governorship election, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the state has began large scale manufacturing of fake Permanent Voter Cards (PVCs), the Deputy National Publicity Secretary of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Mr. Yekini Nabena has said.
According to the APC deputy spokesman through a statement made available to newsmen Friday in Abuja, the fake PVCs have been codenamed “Biafra Card” by the PDP.
“We are receiving real time reports that the PDP, Governor Dickson and His Deputy Chief of Staff, Mrs. Ebizi Brown are manufacturing fake Permanent Voters Cards (PVC) codenamed “Biafra card” in the Government House. Some of the manufactured fake PVCs are at the residence of the Deputy Chief of Staff in Odoni ward 8 Sagbama LGA.
“Dont forget that during the 2019 Presidential and National Assembly election in Bayelsa state, only 22 smart card readers out of the 69 stolen by political thugs were retrieved by the Independent National Electoral Comission (INEC).
“The PDP and Governor Dickson are planning to configure the 47 smart card readers still in their possession with the fake PVCs which they are currently mass producing. I call on our security and intelligence agencies to urgently carry out strategic raids to stop their illegal operations, retrieve the smart card readers and mop up the fake PVCs which they have codenamed “Biafra card”. Nabena stated.
“The outgoing Governor of Bayelsa state, Seriake Dickson cannot continue to hide under the cloak of immunity to perpetuate the alleged ongoing stealing of state funds and last-minute sale of state assets, election fraud, violence, impunity against Bayelsans.
“We call on the President Muhammadu Buhari to urgently direct security agencies, anti-corruption agencies and other relevant agencies to come to the aid of Bayelsans.
The Bayelsa-born APC chieftain urged voters in the state to resist the desperate plots of the failed outgoing administration in the state to foist the PDP governorship candidate on Bayelsans through rigging, vote-buying and violence.
“As earlier said, the popularity and wide acceptance of the APC governorship candidate, Chief David Lyon is apparent and giving the PDP sleepless nights. The PDP’s nightmares will soon be over after Bayelsans vote them out on November 16,” Nabena stated.
The APC deputy spokesman also called on INEC to rise up to the occasion of likely fake PVCs in the forthcoming governorship election in Bayelsa.