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Abuja - Former Oyo State Governor Adebayo Alao-Akala, along with the All Progressives Congress (APC), have called upon the Oyo State Police Command and the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to expose a man allegedly found in possession of 500 Permanent Voter Cards (PVCs) in Ogbomoso on Saturday.
Reacting to a report of a man found with PVCs in Ogbomoso, Alao-Akala said that the act of stealing the cards was an expression of fear on the part of opposition parties, PUNCH reports.
Alao-Akala called for all guilty parties to be prosecuted and punished according to the laws of the country.
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Adekunle Ajisebutu, PR Officer for the Police, however, has come out as saying that the perpetrator has been arrested and was only found in possession of 10 Temporary Voter Cards and 4 PVCs.
Resident Electoral Commissioner in the state Rufus Akeju has said that INEC are currently conducting an investigation into the matter before they make any decisions.
Reacting to the news, the APC in Oyo State has alleged that certain influential members of the ruling party may have compromised some officials in INEC, resulting in the diversion of registered PVCs to unknown sources.
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