The Sokoto State Command of the Nigeria Police Force had announced the arrest of a man possessing over 100 Permanent Voter Cards (PVC).
Naija News understands that the arrest of the suspect was confirmed to newsmen today at the command Headquarters in Sokoto. Addressing journalists, the Commissioner of Police in the state, Muhammed Ussaini Gumel, said the command is yet to trace the actual owners of the PVCs. Gumel said it is believed that the owners of the PVCs are not all residents of Sabon Birnin, where the suspect was arrested. He, thereby, called on state citizens, especially those with cases of missing PVCs, to visit the command headquarters, where copies of the cards will be displayed for owners to identify and reclaim them. The state police boss assured that the suspect would be prosecuted only after getting testimonies and proof of owners who show up at the command headquarters to claim their PVCs. Shortly after the briefing, the commissioner also decorated six newly promoted officers with their new ranks.
The National Publicity Secretary of the Labour Party, Abayomi Arabambi, opined in August that the number of Nigerians clamouring to get their Permanent Voter Cards (PVCs) ahead of the 2023 elections is because they want to support the Peter Obi presidential ambition. He claimed more than 50% of the new voters registered are those who believe in Obi. Arabambi added that the presidential ambition of the Labour Party (LP) candidate has awoken a fresh interest of Nigerians in the electoral process, particularly the youths of the country. He made the submission in a recent interview on Arise TV as monitored by Naija News. He says, “in the last election, half of the registered voters were docile. Today, we have 12 million registered voters, of which about 8 million of them are youths. “I am telling you we have over 10 million that registered because of the new order in Nigeria. Everything pointed to the Obidient group, to which I am one of them. “As we speak, all of us in Nigeria have been kidnapped. And the ticket that can free us from the captivity is the Peter Obi/Datti Baba-Ahmed mandate.” It will be recalled that figures provided by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) show that 12.2 million Nigerians were newly registered to obtain their Permanent Voter’s Card (PVC). More than 70% of them are youths.
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