Nigerians are gearing up for the 2019 general elections and to ensure that they participate in the voting process, they are expected to have their Permanent Voters Card (PVC).
A Nigerian who is above 18 is required to go to the nearest INEC office, register and then get a PVC, only then will they be able to vote and legally participate in the upcoming electoral process.
The shocking thing is that the Nigerian PVC is on the Chinese E-Commerce website, Alibaba. Thus it is available for easy purchase.
How an important part of the Nigerian identity ended up on Ali Baba is anybody’s guess. It is indeed worrying that nefarious individuals can easily get this fake Nigerian Permanent Voter’s Card to perpetuate electoral malpractice.
The Nigerian government must put measures in place to check fake PVCs.