Enugu: ‘Frustrated’ Residents Want Voter Registration Extended

By Uchenna Odo

Thousands of residents of Enugu State, weekend, decried the difficulties in obtaining voters cards at various registration units.

The exercise will come to an end on Sunday (tomorrow), the Independent National Electoral Commission said after many times of postponing the deadline.

Our correspondent went around Enugu metropolis to ascertain the level of the registration.

At Ugwuefi Akwuke, Enugu South LGA, people were unhappy due to the slow pace of the exercise.

Chinonso Ede said, “We were at Ugwuefi on Wednesday. Only one INEC official came with one laptop. Many people turned up. Only seventeen persons got registeted.

“The official wasn’t fast. At a point, she said that the network was hanging. Some people allegedly induced her to register them. Some of us weren’t able to do that.

“She told us to come back on Thursday. I went back. It was worse. As at 12 noon that day, she hadn’t come, and I left.”

Another resident, Edwin Idoko, said, “It’s a pity. If you go to churches, pastors will be saying ‘go and obtain PVCs’, but if you go, the process becomes hard.

“I left everything I’m doing this week to make sure that I registered, but INEC is not helping matters.”

At Federal Science College, Akwuke, the exercise was almost a thing of futility as many that came weren’t registered due to shortage of manpower.

Ifeanyi Anazodo said, “I have done everything possible to obtain my PVC, but the process is not encouraging.

“I was at Catholic Church, Akwuke, last week. It could not reach me. I came here today, nothing positive came out. What will I do? I think I have done my best.

“I still plead for the extension of the exercise, or making it a continuous process.”

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