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Labour Party attacks INEC, levels serious allegations over election process



With less than eight weeks to the much-anticipated general elections in February, the Labour Party has blamed the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) for slowing down the pace of the distribution of Permanent Voter Cards (PVCs).

Labour Party presidential campaign spokesperson, Yunusa Tanko made this allegation on Wednesday, January 11 at a press conference in Enugu.

Tanko said:

“INEC deliberately designed weak operations“ so as not to create the impression that it has a “hidden script unknown to the public.”

He urged INEC to act with immediacy and ensure electorates get their PVCs before the deadline day.

Tanko who is concerned with the turn of events accused INEC of complacency and not showing signs of rolling out the PVCs out on time before the deadline day elapses.

As reported by PM News, Tanko was quoted saying:

“INEC has less than two weeks to deliver PVCs to Nigerians and the reports we are receiving nationwide about the ineptitude of its staff are disheartening and frustrating most PVC collectors.

“We have received reports from all the geopolitical zones in Nigeria and the messages are all the same, people complaining of the snail pace at which the PVCs are being distributed.“
The collection of PVCs began on Monday, December 12, 2022, and collection is expected to close on Sunday, January 22.

The Labour Party will be heading into the 2023 presidential elections as one of the firm favourite to win the elections.

Many political pundits and enthusiasts have likened the Labour Party to the underdog that can cause an upset to displace the incumbent party at the presidential polls next month.

Labour Party presidential candidate, Peter Obi during his campaign has been able to win the Nigerian youths as he will be counting on them to help him make history and unseat the incumbent party and also become the first president from the southeastern region of Nigeria.

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