The quest to get Permanent Voter’s Card is almost costing Aishatu Bala her marriage.

She has been warned by her husband not to come home after spending two days at the registration centre in Shongo Idirisa Primary School, in Akko local government.

“This voter’s registration has become threat to my marriage as I have been asked by my husband not to come back to his house due to time I have spent outside” Aishatu told Bounce News.

Aishatu 28, a mother of four children was seen laying on a prayer mat looking dejected and frustrated when Bounce News visited the centre.

She said she slept at the registration center as she did not know where to go.

“I have been here for two days now and my name is still yet to be included to the eligible voters list.”

Another voter, Auwal Muhammad Usman said the voter’s registration center has become a second home to him.

He said he has spent two days at center and his name is yet to appear on the list for registration.

“People feel very bad when you pick 70 -90 out of over 200 people waiting to be registered, I know many who have given up the registration due to the process.

“We cannot fault the staffs doing the registration because they were given one computer and you cannot expect one system to register 200 in a day.”

Malam Hassan also waiting to be registered asked whether the Independent National Electoral Commission INEC is serious about the deadline for the exercise.

“INEC should have provided more personnel and equipment at the centres to cater for the crowd.

“They should know that the centres would be crowded since the deadline was announced.” 

He complained that most people left their businesses and other activities to come here and are disappointed at the slow pace of the exercise.

“The extension of the deadline by two weeks has rekindled hope for those that are yet to register.”

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