PVC Palaver: This Is What People Go Through To Get Their Card
It has become difficult for some voters to register within few hours at different centres in the ongoing voters registration.
After much promotions and call for eligible persons to register and get their Permanent Voters Card (PVC), people are thronging different centres, but they are losing man-hour to their desire to vote in coming elections.
At different centres, the situation leaves one with scare and doubt of the chance of starting and concluding the process in a day, especially if you fail to make it very early.
Bounce News visited some PVC registration centres at Kosofe Local Government area and the crowd was massive.
Eligible voters waiting to register are already lamenting that the pace was too slow, highlighting that it would be a source of discouragement for persons willing to come out and register.
The slow process that has been largely blamed on poor network occasioned by Monday's rain, has been compounded by the attitude of some persons, who do not want to follow protocol.
While the wait was on at Kosofe centre, with many in queue, a woman believed to be a staff of the local government came in with a group of persons and made her way straight to front, attempting to grab a position for those with her.
Voters waiting to register for their PVC got furious and that further delayed the process.
"She had come with her pastor and his entourage to replace two persons in the queue," one of the persons in the queue told Bounce News.
At Ikosi Senior High School in Ketu, the situation is not different.
Some of the persons waiting at the centre that has seen a huge crowd on Tuesday said they came in at about 6:00 a.m. but just few minutes to 1:00 p.m., one of them whose number is 77 is still far from getting attended to.
Why has it become so hard to register people? Bounce News asked an official of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).
In response, the official said; "the process here is.... come very early, write your name and take a number, then come back by 9:30 a.m. when INEC will begin calling names for registration.
"Writing of names has closed for today because of the large number of residents".
Most people at the centre had come with their temporary card, but were asked to go to Ogudu to collect the permanent card, further compounding the process. Some said it was frustrating.
Waiting and waiting; some of them have fallen asleep, while some have continued to complain about how much time they have lost to getting registered for their PVC.
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