Owerri residents blame INEC for incompetence. Call for extension of permanent voters card collection


Many residents of  Owerri have continued to display their discontentment over the just concluded permanent voters card collection exercise by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). The exercise which officially concluded yesterday was marked with so many irregularities as many people did not collect their voters cards.

During HotFm’s daily phone in program, many residents blamed INEC for lacking organization during the exercise which resulted in many people not collecting their permanent voters cards. Many of the callers also called for extension of the exercise to enable voters get their cards and exercise their rights during elections.

Places like the Arugo park polling boot where the AlaOwerri team visited on Sunday did not receive any materials for the exercise and was yet to commence the distribution of voters cards. There were also reports of irregularities in other locations within and outside Owerri.

However, some other boots had no issues with the collection as residents collected their permanent voters card without  much ado.


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