A man identified as Mr. Edwin Edosomwan, has been arrested with 2000 Permanent Voters’ Cards (PVCs) by security operatives in Iyekogba axis of Oredo Local Government Area of Edo State.
Okay Nigeria learnt that the PVCs were purchased from residents in Iyekogba, Oredo Ward 2.
The man who was arrested on Thursday evening, allegedly claimed he was a mobiliser for one of the candidates of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) contesting in Saturday’s elections.
Mr. Edosomwan was caught in Oredo local council after a group, Edo Socio-Political Research raised the alarm of a possible plot of ‘systemic rigging.’
Speaking to reporters while he was being paraded, Mr. Edosomwan allegedly claimed to be a member of the ‘Operation Show Your Result’ team, a support group for the candidate of the PDP for Oredo Federal Constituency, Hon. Omoregie Ogbeide Ihama.
He said he was mandated to get as many PVCs of eligible voters as possible within Oredo Federal Constituency with the aim of buying over their votes.
He added that he bought the PVCs for as low as 5000 naira per PVC, noting that he and members of his campaign group have been instructed to deliver their units at all costs.