Delta 2015: Hausa community Decries Inability to Get PVCs
Some members of the Hausa community in Ika South local Government Area of Delta State have expressed displeasure over their inability to collect their Permanent Voters Cards (PVCS) from the office of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Ika South as they would want to participate in the forthcoming 2015 general elections, reports Ika Weekly Agbor.
The Hausas made this known through their chairman of Musa Cattle Market, Alhaji Ahmadu Yunus and Mr. Isah Ali. They explained that they are part of Ika South local government and that they should not be denied of their power to exercise their franchise as the Ika land has been their home even from birth.
According to them, they participated fully in the voters re-registration exercise and were as well given the temporary voters card that will enable them to get the PVCs but lamented that each time their people tries to get their pvcs, they ended up been toy with by the INEC officers without providing them with their PVCs the PVC.
“It is not fair for them to deny us our right to possess our PVCs because they think we the hausa people are going to vote for Buhari. We are one family with the people of Ika land as they have not treated us bad. We should not be denied of our privilege to vote in Ika land and we are ready to vote 100 percent for their candidates for effective representation to come to the society.
“Like every other groups here in Ika land, we have also endorsed the distinguished Senator Dr. ifeanyi Okowa for the Delta State governorship position as well as other credible candidates for the various elections, but how can we be able to vote for Okowa and the rest of the candidates if we are not given our PVCs,” he asked.
They however called on the political leaders in the areas to come to their aid as they would not want to be isolated during the elections.
Meanwhile, INEC has again extended the deadline for collection of Permanent Voters’ Cards to 22 March as against 8 March previous deadline. This was made known in a statement by Kayode Idowu, the Chief Press Secretary to INEC Chairman, Attahiru Jega.
The Hausa Community in Ika LG are not among the 54,377,747 of 68,833,476 voters registered for the forthcoming elections whom INEC said have collected their cards.
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