Civil Societies decry difficulty in obtaining PVCs in S’East
Stakeholders at a civil society meeting on the 2023 general elections for South East Zone in Enugu, have decried the failure of some officials of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) they to discharge of their duties.
According to some stakeholders, at various Permanent Voter Cards distribution centres across the South East Region, many eligible voters could not obtain their cards despite several visits to the centers.
They called on the management of the electoral body in the region to use the one-week extension for the distribution exercise to ensure that no voter was disenfranchised.
They however commended INEC for ensuring the compliance with the schedules on the electoral processes so far, urging the commission to ensure that all votes count at the 2023 polls in the country.
Heads of the security agencies in the South East who participated at the stakeholders meeting assured of their readiness to provide effective security before, during and after the elections.
According to reports, INEC officials were not distributing the PVCs at local communities.
At Obeagu community in Ishielu Ward 8, in Ebonyi State, INEC officials were not distributing the PVCs.
A resident of the community, Ogbuabor Samuel, journalists that since the PVCs distribution exercise began, no INEC staff had shown face in the ward.