The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, in Edo state claimed it queried seven of its staff in its Ikpoba-Okha office for administrative lapses, which may not be unconnected with the distribution of Permanent Voter Cards.
Brown Ulucha, the state INEC administrative secretary, said this Friday, while assuring Ehiozuwa Agbonayinma, a Peoples Democratic Party candidate for the House of Representatives of fairness in the discharge of their duties.
Agbonayinma petitioned the INEC over shoddy handling of PVCs in two local governments, covering
Egor/Ikpoba Federal Constituency he is contesting in the 28 March poll. The candidate alleged malfeasances against INEC staff, which he said might compromise the poll.
"Some INEC staff do not deserve to be here to supervise the distribution of PVC. If INEC want to succeed E.Os of Egor and Ikpoba-Okha must not be allowed to stay," he said.
Ulucha said its inability to get the cards from its headquarters in Abuja was responsible for why voters in some local governments, including Owan West; Owan East; Ovia South West and Uhunmwode were yet to be given.