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3 days to election, thousands of Permanent Voters Card [PVCs] found inside forest

3 days to election, thousands of Permanent Voters Card [PVCs] found inside forest

Barely three days to the general elections, a bag filled with thousands of Permanent Voters’ Cards (PVCs) of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) have been allegedly discovered in a forest in Nnewi, Anambra State.

The cards were reportedly found by hunters in Akamili, a community in the industrial town who later took to them to the premises of a radio station, Authority FM.

A viral video in the compound of the station in Nnewi showed the PVCs displayed on the floor of the station with the two hunters standing beside them.

A female staff of the radio station, who ran a short commentary on the video, claimed most of the cards belonged to people from Nnewi South Local Government Area.


She urged those yet to get their PVCs to visit the station to confirm if they could find theirs.

Another staff of the FM station Ikenna confirmed receipt of the PVCs, adding that they had been taken to the Obi of Umudim community.

A station manager of Authority FM, Charles Ede, when contacted said he was off duty when the cards were brought, adding that his staff members have reported to him about the incident.

“I was off duty when the incident happened, but one of my staff members received the hunters when they came. I will send you his number,” he said.

Anambra INEC Public Relations Officer, Dr Ikechukwu Agu, could not be reached for reactions while Police spokesperson, Tochukwu Ikenga said the command was constrained to make comments on the report as it has not received complaints from concerned authority.

He said: “The Command has not received any such complaint from the concerned authority, following the emergence of a video claiming that a hunter found some PVCs in a forest at Nnewi.

“Given the above, the Commissioner of Police, Echeng Echeng has ordered investigations into the video to unravel the circumstances surrounding the incident and possibly arrest the suspects behind the act.

“Therefore, the command is constrained to make further comments and any development in this regard shall be communicated.

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