APC-led states to declare work free days for collection of PVCs

John Odigie Oyegun, APC National Chairman

The All Progressives Congress, APC, has said two days holiday would be declared in all APC-led states to enable voters collect their Permanent Voters Cards, PVCs.

This was stated by the party’s chairman, John Oyegun, at a world press conference at the APC National Secretariat in Abuja.

“The country is fired up for change, the country is prepared for elections, people are tumbling over themselves to get their PVC every single day, the APC government is going to help in the process by declaring two work free days in all APC state, to assist everyone to get PVC,” Mr. Oyegun said.

He said the party would, however, not accept any postponement of the general elections scheduled to hold on February 14 and 28.

He described the calls for postponement as an attempt to rubbish the Independent national Electoral Commission, INEC, and a desperate ploy by the government led by the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, to avoid electoral defeat.

Mr. Oyegun said Nigerians understand where the orchestrated attempts involving instigation of political parties and other groups, flimsy legal challenges and cynical manipulation of national elders and leaders, were coming from.

“These are part of the PDP’s script to deny Nigerians their right to choose their leaders on the 14th and 28th of February,” he said.

Mr. Oyegun declared that this election was between the APC and PDP, and “every serious Nigerian knows that”.
He asked the Council of State not to become tools in the hand of an administration that wants to subvert the fragile democratic process.

“Unfortunately, the polity is being overheated to dangerous levels, with consequences that might be unpredictable at this stage,” he said.

He said INEC should be allowed to perform its duties without overbearing interference from other institutions of the state and the evil machinations of the PDP.

“Our party is encouraged by the fact that INEC has restated in clear and unambiguous terms its determination and ability to conduct the elections as planned.” he said.

Mr. Oyegun said that APC was aware of the challenges that have been or are being seriously tackled by the commission. He, however, noted that the clamour for postponement would not help the situation.

“APC reaffirms its commitment to fully participate in the general elections and will not accept any postponement,” he said.

He, however, noted that the collection of PVC was not part of the Nigerian law; therefore, Nigerians cannot be compelled to vote. “It’s a free will,” he said.


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  • Eze1

    Thank you. FG should do the same.

  • progress

    This is why people are trooping to APC every now and then , the APC as a party seems very practical in its approach to governance and leadership policies ,by declaring work free days for the collection of PVC ,many more will appreciate this gesture and make a decision to vote for APC . Can we say thesame for the PDP ?

  • tyson

    APC Will Chase Away Pastors Adeboye, Oritsejafor and Oyedepo when we win the Presidential election – Gov Amaechi-what a shame

  • Okey

    APC only want to precipitate crisis and a state of anarchy in the country. INEC used two years to distribute 45 million PVCs, they now have developed a magical wand to distribute 23 million PVCs in two (2) days ! That is a guarantee from Professional Liars.

    It is obvious that APC is least interested in a free, fair and credible election. Otherwise, since May 29 hand-over date is sacrosanct, election held 30 days before May 29 which will accommodate registered voters in all states should not be so distasteful to any honest political party.

    I have always maintained that all politicians who insist that election must hold February 14, must recall all their children from abroad to Nigeria and show them on national television as a precondition and sign of their readiness to be wholly affected by any consequence therefrom.

    • Ahmad

      Please don’t frustrate yourself to death. This change is inevitable.

      • Okey

        So long ISIS will not strike in Kano and Bauchi when the result is announced and the head of ISIS is not the one.