At exactly 10:00am, yesterday, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) officially handed over Aare Onakakanfo of Yorubaland, Iba Gani Abiodun Ige Adams, and wife, Ayinba Mojisola’s Permanent Voters Card (PVC), to them.
This came barely 24 hours after he warned INEC not to disenfranchise him and the rest of his family.
Delivering the PVC to Adams at his Omole Phase II residence, in Ikeja, Lagos, Mrs. Grace Asemoloye, expressed regret at the delay.
In his remarks, Adams expressed appreciation to the INEC leadership and urged the electoral umpire to ensure that all registered and eligible Nigerians are able to vote at the polls.
“I raised the alarm when it became suspicious that INEC was yet to release my voter’s card and that of my wife; a few days to the general elections. Having made it known to the world, through that statement, I feel honoured that the same body retraced its step and presented my PVC and that of my wife to me. This is a welcome development; coming at a time when preparations for the elections are in top gear.
“Therefore, I am using this opportunity to appeal to the INEC boss, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, to extend the date for the collection of PVCs to Tuesday, February 12…”