Reports reaching our news desk say many eligible voters in Aba tooped out yesterday to collect their permanent voter’s card in Aba North and South INEC Offices but failed to get them due to the slow process of issuing the cards and insufficient staff.
Our Aba Area Zonal Correspondent who monitored the level of compliance to the state government’s directive on getting the PVCs in the local government areas in Aba reports that eligible voters came out as early as half past seven o’clock in the morning.
In an interview with some of the eligible voters including Mr. Osinachi Kalu, Ogechi James and Mr. Emenike Onuoha of ward four and five of Aba South local government and Mr Uzoma Okorafor, Mrs Jane Nwosu from Aba North said that they had not been able to collect their PVC’s despite the fact they had been visiting INEC office since three weeks. They pleaded with the state government to intervene to avoid disenfranchising them.
They noted with dismay that INEC staff deployed to the two local government areas were not enough to do the job and urged the independent electoral commission in the state to draft more staff to Aba north and south to accelerate the exercise.
The voters thanked the state government for the two days public holidays in the state to enable them to collect their permanent voters card.
When our Correspondent contacted the lNEC officials in Aba North and Aba South local government Areas they declined comments.