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Real Reason We Sell Voter Cards To Politicians – Women


The Northern Elders Forum (NEF) has raised the alarm over some politicians allegedly taking advantage of vulnerable persons in the North, especially women, to buy their permanent voter cards (PVCs).

NEF’s Director of Publicity and Advocacy, Dr. Hakeem Baba-Ahmed, disclosed this on Channels Television’s Politics Today on Friday.

Baba-Ahmed said the move was an attempt to reduce the voting power of Northerners.

He said people involved in the practice of buying PVCs are working for different parties who target communities where their candidates have comparative advantages or disadvantages.

“It appears that the targeting is real. They target the most vulnerable, which is women. In the North, more women vote than men. More women have an interest in election activities, and on voting days, a lot more women come out to vote. But the economy makes them more vulnerable.

“So, it’s a targeted, conscious and deliberate effort to reduce each other’s support. People look at areas where they are strong and where the opposition is strong. And what they do is go into places where particularly the opposition is strong and they buy off PVCs.

“I have to say, it’s not just taking place in the North but a huge part of it is captialising on the poverty, particularly of women, and people are being separated from their voter cards,” he said.

Baba-Ahmed however stated that the investigation by the Forum did not indict anyone in particular.

“We were not able to establish a specific partisan bent on this. There are huge numbers of people involved in this,” he said.

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