The Southern Kaduna Peoples Union (SOKAPU) has raised the alarm that some members of their communities are selling their permanent voters cards to some unscrupulous politicians to unknown destinations..
SOKAPU, further alleged that the move is being perpetrated in order to deny the people voting rights in other political parties’ strongholds but called on the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to investigate the situation and punish those responsible.
It also called on voters in the area to stop selling their PVCs as it was tantamount to selling their future and destiny.
This was contained in a statement made available to newsmen on Thursday by the Acting President of SOKAPU, Comrade Elisha Rosi,who further noted that there are large uncollected PVCs at certain collection centres, especially in the rural areas, urging INEC to make it easy for voters to collect their cards.
“The Southern Kaduna Peoples Union (SOKAPU) has observed with concern very worrying issues concerning the collection of the Permanent Voters Cards (PVCs) in Kaduna State.
“There are agents of some politicians who have been going around collecting PVCs of unsuspecting persons and paying them sums of money. Anyone who forfeits his voter’s card out of financial inducement is not only doing himself and his future a great disservice, but is also culpable in the criminal act. Report to the police anyone who asks for your voter’s card in exchange for mone, ” the statement added.