Rivers Residents Laments Over INEC Inadequate Registration Facilities
Some electorates in Rivers State have expressed their displeasure with the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) over the ongoing voters' registration exercise.
Some of the eligible voters told Bounce News on Thursday that the machines used for the exercise are not adequate.
They said the hours they spent just for the registration is something not to experience.
Speaking, Umanah David who left his place of work on Thursday just to do his registration, narrated how he got to INEC office at the CFC bus stop axis of Port Harcourt at about 6am today and could not register.
He said INEC is making the process cumbersome and wondered why such INEC office will have only four computer systems knowing the magnitude of people that come for registrations and collections.
“Since morning I dey here. I leave work today to come here but see wetin we dey see na so Nigeria government dey suffer people”
Some of the electorates told our correspondent that the process of collection is cumbersome while some also accused some INEC staff of demanding for bribe before they are given their cards.
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On his part, a political analyst in Port Harcourt Dr. Kenneth Nweke advised that the process of registration and collection should be regular and ongoing.
He said the registration should be like getting your driver’s license.
“It is not every time that election is here that the government will start calling on residents to get their PVC rather it should be a continuous process.”
He added that the issue of stress and all unnecessary complaints should be cut out and addressed.
You will recall that INEC has extended the closing date of registration from the 17th of August to the 31st of August.
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