Gov Jonah Jang of Plateau has urged President Goodluck Jonathan to endorse the use of temporary voter cards in general elections in February. Jang made the call at Jonathan’s re-election campaign in Jos on Monday.
He explained that the call became imperative as many eligible voters were yet to get Permanent Voter Cards (PVCs).
“If INEC insists on the PVCs, many people in Plateau will be disenfranchised and the PDP will miss many votes’’, Jang said.
“Your Excellency, about half of Plateau voters have not received their PVCs, and that includes my humble self.
“We used the temporary cards in 2011, and recently used it during the local government election without any problems.
“We must ensure that no one is denied the right to vote through no fault of his or hers otherwise the elections may not reflect the will of the majority of the people’’, he said.
He promised a repeat of Jonathan’s success in the 2011 elections, adding that the state would give three million votes to the PDP in the presidential polls.
“Plateau is a PDP state and shall continue to be’’, he declared.