Amosun accuses INEC of supplying fake PVCs to Ogun


The Ogun State Governor, Ibikunle Amosun, on Wednesday accused the Independent National Electoral Commission‪ of bringing Permanent Voter Cards that do not belong to the people of state.

Mr. Amosun said this to journalists shortly after his closed-door meeting with the management of INEC in Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital.

“600, 000 of those cards don’t belong to Ogun State, and that is the problem. They don’t belong to Ogun State, you will see them quoting the polling units, the cards are not ours in Ogun State, which means, somebody somewhere doesn’t want us to vote in Ogun State”, he emphasised.

‪The Governor, who expressed worry over the development, called on the opposition parties to team up with him in fighting the cause, saying he suspected that some people want to deprive the electorates their rights to vote.

‪”Our people have been going there every day. We have sent our people to all the poling units, they don’t even know those names. People, who were born there don’t find their names, they just saw vicious names, those cards are not Ogun State cards,” he emphasised.

“We can’t collect what is not our own I will let them know that those cards are not our own.”

Speaking further, Mr. Amosun said only 40 per cent of genuine PVCs have been distributed by the authority.

“In Ogun State, we’ve just managed to collect about 40 per cent. It was about 36 per cent before. I have been interfacing with INEC and I have had cause to write a letter to the Chairman of INEC in December 19, 2014 and I enumerated all that has been happening as Ogun State is concerned in the run up to this election,” Mr. Amosun said.

Mr. Amosun also accused INEC of short-changing the state in the 2011 elections.

“In the last election, we had about 1.8 million (registered voters), they came back to say after post AVIS, removing what they call double registration and a lot of anomalies they said they noticed, they took away about 500, 000 and reduced Ogun State to about 1.3 million (registered voters). We said no problem, if you say there will be opportunities for people to re – register. When they did that, it was almost 450,000 of the new registration and if you add that to the 1.3 million, it takes us back to about 1.8, 1.9 million or thereabout”.

Mr. Amosun also said INEC was bringing the Ogun State PVCs in piecemeal and asked them to bring the cards in one batch.

‪Mr. Amosun listed some local government areas that have not been furnished with identity cards.
“In Ado-Odo/Ota, no cards at all, in Egbado South, no card as we speak, Ijebu-Ode, no card, Imeko – Afon, no card, Ipokia, no card, Odogbolu, no card, Sagamu, no card, how do they want them to vote?”

Mr. Amosun asked INEC sort its house before the new election date as it could disenfranchise 800,000 people.


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  • This is now apc governor complaining. When Nigerians called for postponement they kicked.

    • Bidemi Lukman

      Nigerains and the world kicked on the reason given and the circumstances surrounding the postponement. NSA once siad INEC has been advised to postpone due to poor preparation while the NSA finally advice it on Security

      • taiwo

        Shut your trap, no Nigerian protested except the crooked APC and their international collaborators.Majority of Nigerians are happy that the elections were postponed for various reasons ranging from the distribution of voters card to the fact that the postponement brought about a huge reduction in the tension in the polity and to also ensure that the security apparatus can give maximum coverage to the electoral process and safeguard the lives of the voters,oloshi

  • danjuma

    And the yeye Jega was saying that INEC was ready for Feb 14 election. Jega should resign now.

  • Anene Mercy

    Thank God the truth of Jega’s incompetence is manifesting. Jega smartly pushed the postponement blame on service chiefs when in essence he is a desaster. He was ill prepared for this election. How could he take 600,000 PVCs which belongs to another state to Ogun state. And he bragged that he was ready for the election.

  • Victor Gee

    Yesterday it was the Cross River state REC who also said that the state’s PVCs were taken to Kebbi state. And the same thing happening in Ogun sate. Is it not obvious that collaborated with the enemies of this country to under the electoral process.

    How could he tell the whole world that INEC was ready when it is clear that he was never ready.
    This is unfortunate.

  • taiwo

    The APC probably perfected their plans to rig the presidential election without incorporating the governor of ogun state into their agenda.yeye dey smell

  • Etang Chris

    Can APC now apologize to presidency and service chiefs for all the accusations levelled against them.

    It is clear from this APC gov from Ogun state that INEC was not ready. The party knew but because they had a pact with Jega, they pretended.
    Nigeria is really a theater of comedy.

  • inuwa kate

    I hope Jega will honorably apologize to nigeria voters for this deliberate disenfranchisement. Why would Jega think that even disenfranchising a single voter is acceptable. Instead of Jega to improve on the errors of 2011 election and create an enabling environment for increased participation of eligible Nigeria voters, he is busy undermining the chances for fair and peaceful election.

  • Es3

    This is a confirmation to APC and INEC when an APC governor has finally admitted how “ready” INEC was for the elections on February 14th?!!!

    If APC had character and integrity, they would have since apologized to Jonathan for all the abuses over INEC’s elections dates shift aimed at ensuring that 26 million Nigerians (then) are not disenfranchised?! But no, lie and deception without a single shred of intrigrity is their for live!!!