The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Jos, Plateau state capital has announced that it seized seven Permanent Voter Cards (PVCs) from under aged voters and five party agent cards during the Qua’an Pan North House of Assembly bye-election.
This disclosure was made known to newsmen in Kwa, Qua’an Pan on Saturday, November 28, by Prof. Anthonia Simbini, INEC National Commissioner, North Central.
“We 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.’’
“We 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,” she said.
Simbini said it was totally unacceptable to see under aged carrying PVCs to participate in elections.
“The children should not take the law into their hands but should wait until they reach the age of 18,” she added.
Speaking on the election, Dr Godwin Kwanga, the state Resident Electoral Commissioner, described the accreditation as “peaceful and orderly.’’
He appealed to the people of Qua’an Pan to give the INEC officials the necessary cooperation for a successful and credible election.