Edo State Governor Adams Oshiomhole has called on the Police and other security agencies in the state to investigate and arrest some desperate politicians, who he accused of purchasing Permanent Voter Cards (PVCs) from eligible voters.
Oshiomole made the call, Monday, when he received the new Commissioner of Police for the state, Samuel Damilola Adegbuyi, who visited him in his office.
“Everyday, I hear reports about some desperate politicians buying PVCs from people, particularly villagers and even non-villagers, sometimes for as much as N5,000,” the governor said.
“I am trying to understand what anybody can do with this, it is not clear. Somebody called me this morning to say that two persons came to him to complain that they gave them N5,000 in lieu of their PVCs,” he added.
The general elections will hold on March 28 and April 11, and only eligible voters armed with their PVCs will be allowed to vote.