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How hunters recovered 320 PVCs inside Bayelsa bush

 How hunters recovered 320 PVCs inside Bayelsa bush

Permanent Voters' Cards(PVCs)

Barely three weeks after over 10,000 Permanent Voters Cards, PVCs were found in a drainage in Rivers State, another 300 have been discovered inside an uncompleted building in Bayelsa State.

The 320 PVCs were stashed in a bag discovered inside an uncompleted building along the AIT/Elebele road in Yenogoa, the Bayelsa State capital by hunters.

The hunters handed over the PVCs to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Wednesday July 27, in Yenagoa, the state capital.

While handing over the cards to INEC, the Commandant of the association, Moses Okanu, disclosed that the items were recovered when his men were combing the bushes and forests on Tuesday around Azikoro and Elebele in the state.

He further stated that the hunters were attracted by a noise in the forest, and upon approaching the uncompleted building, the occupants of the facility fled the scene.

He said, “We have been combing the bushes because of the happenings we have been hearing taking place there bushes. We started from Azikoro and went through Elebele.

In the course of our going round, we ran into an uncompleted building in the bush and we heard some noise with our usual way of operation to ascertain those who were there, the people sighting us started to jump out of the windows of the uncompleted building.

So, we were able to penetrate into the building and what we saw was the abandoned voters’ cards. So knowing full well that these are Federal Government property and the only authority empowered or authorised by law to keep custody of these items is INEC, we have to recover them and decided to bring it to the Commission.

Okop Umobong who received the voters’ card on behalf of the Resident Electoral Commission, Dr Alex Hart, INEC Administrative Secretary, said the Commission will investigate the circumstances that led to the cards being found in the forest.

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