By Jubril Bada
People of Ondo State have called on the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to give more days to enable people get themselves registered for the Permanent Voter’s Card (PVC).
The call was sequel to the expiration of extension of days last week by the commission for people to register for their PVCs.
In an interview with The Hope, Mr. Gbolahan Awomada, lamented the stress people passed through to get themselves registered, saying that many people were disappointed as they could not be registered or fill forms to express the various challenges having with their cards.
Awomada, who is a traveller due to the nature of his job, said he has not been able to register and he has been at the commission local government office in Akure to get it done but was not successful as a result of influx of people at the office for different complaints.
He attributed the disappointments of people in the exercise to the shortage in the members of staff of the commission attended to people on their various complaints.
People were at the office of the commission for various complaints which include collection of voter’s card, transfer of card, correction of details of voters and loss of card.
He suggested that the exercise should have been done at ward level and should not at the commission local government office alone to reduce crowd.
Also, Mr. Babatunde Mustapha, called for the extension of days for people to register.
Mustapha, who also a traveller, appealed to the commission to ensure the registration is not restricted to the local government office of the commission for the purpose the exercise is meant for is achieved.
Mrs. Bosede Bolaji, noted that the extension is necessary, saying that anything aside this will amount to disfranchisement of people.