Lagos State: No voter card for Fashola – INEC

Lagos-State-Governor-Babatunde-Fashola-InecThe names of the number one citizen of Lagos State, Governor Babatunde Fashola, his wife and all residents who registered at the governor’s polling unit have been declared missing on the data base of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC.

Governor Fashola and his wife could therefore not collect their Permanent Voters Cards, PVC yesterday.

When the governor arrived at about 2.00pm at his Ward G3, polling Unit E002, State Junior Secondary School, Surulere, where he had registered with his wife, Dame Abimbola in 2010, he did not meet any INEC official.

After waiting at the venue for a long time sighted a notice pasted on the entrance of the school, advising residents who had registered at the polling unit to revisit the unit next month for another registration exercise.

The notice placed at the gate notified that all those who registered at the polling unit, including Fashola and his wife would not get their PVCs as there was no provision for such.

“We regret to inform you that those who registered in this polling unit do not have permanent voters’ cards. Please come back between 3rd and 8th December 2014 for fresh registration,” the notice informed.

Fashola reacted angrily over the loss of his name on INEC’s data base, thus denying him and others from collecting their PVCs, saying the umpire body represented the biggest threat to the nation’s democracy.

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