Some hoodlums have reportedly interrupted the collection of Permanent Voters’ Cards (PVCs) by people in Ilesa West Local Government Area of Osun State, Thursday.
A source told newsmen that the hoodlums who were suspected to be political thugs invaded the affected area in their numbers to discontinue the collection of PVCs.
The suspected political thugs also allegedly stormed the secretariat of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in the area.
The spokesperson of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) in the state, Assistant Superintendent of Corps II (ASC II), Olabisi Atanda, while authenticating the news, said the suspected political thugs invaded some wards in Ilesa West, which included Ward 1, 3 and 7.
“The hoodlums did not let people obtain Permanent Voters’ Cards (PVCs). No arrest yet but we are on hunt for the hoodlums.
“There are no casualties as at this time you gave me the call.
“We (the Police and the Civil Defence Corps) are in in a meeting as we speak with the INEC to know how to curb the situation.
“I am not aware there was an attack on the PDP Secretariat in Ilesa West Local Government, they only told me about the PVC, ” she said.