Lagos PVC Disruption: PDP Accuses APC of Being Responsible
The Peoples Democratic Party has condemned the Lagos State chapter of the All Progressives Congress for allegedly disrupting Igbo in the state from collecting their Permanent Voter Cards (PVCs).
The National Publicity Secretary of PDP Debo Ologunagba
, in a statement released on Sunday, alleged that the action of APC in Lagos State is a plan to use violence to sabotage free, fair and credible elections in 2023.
According to Ologunagba, the presidential candidate of the ruling party, Bola Tinubu is scared of the rising popularity of the Presidential candidate of PDP, Atiku Abubakar.
He noted that the rising popularity of Atiku propelled APC to hinder the registration of PVC.
The statement released by Ologunagba reads,“Nigerians are disturbed by the dastardly action instigated by leaders of All Progressives Congress (APC) to prevent citizens, particularly people of the South East region resident in Lagos State from collecting their Permanent Voter Cards (PVC) to enable them to vote in the 2023 general elections.
“That action by the APC in Lagos is part of its desperate design to use violence to sabotage free, fair and credible elections in 2023 having realized that Nigerians have rejected its presidential candidate, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu ahead of the polls.
“Asiwaju Tinubu has been in morbid fear of the soaring popularity of the PDP presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, hence the attempt by the APC to stop Nigerians from obtaining their PVCs to vote in the elections; an action that portends serious threat and danger to our democratic process.
“Is it not an irony that the party of the government of the day that pretends to have the support of the people and professes continuity is busy chasing away prospective voters?
“The APC is already suffering from Pre-election Fever Syndrome in trepidation that it cannot win in a free, fair, credible and transparent process where Nigerians are allowed to freely express their will.
“It is particularly disturbing that this pattern is a resurgence of previous attempts in 2019 where APC leaders harassed Nigerians, especially the people of the South East and threatened to throw them into the lagoon should they vote for any party other than the APC.
“It will also be recalled that a similar act of violence was unleashed on Nigerians in the Isolo axis of Lagos in the 2019 general elections, where the APC, upon discovering that it had been rejected at the polls, openly sponsored and unleashed terror on innocent citizens and destroyed all votes cast.
“The APC has again become chaotic and desperate because Nigerians have recognized it as what it is; a Special Purpose Vehicle which was hurriedly put together to defraud the nation.
“Asiwaju Tinubu has been in morbid fear of the soaring popularity of the PDP presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, hence the attempt by the APC to stop Nigerians from obtaining their PVCs to vote in the elections; an action that portends serious threat and danger to our democratic process.”