PROSPECTIVE VOTERS CALL FOR MORE HANDS IN VARIOUS REGISTRATION CENTERS IN EBONYI
The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC has been urged to engage more hands and machines following increase in the number of prospective voters visiting various centers to register for cards ahead of the General Election.
Some residents of Ebonyi State made the call while reacting to the extension of the continuous voter registration exercise by the Commission.
One of the residents, Mr Obinna Ede described the extension as a welcome development pointing out that it will further reduce apathy in the general Election.
Another respondent, Mr Felix Uka said the extension was an indication that votes would count in the forthcoming election and urged those yet to register to utilize the last opportunity.
Radio Nigeria observed that the extension of the exercise had increased the number of persons seeking to register in many centers.
However, some of them at Registration Centre, Nkaliki in Abakaliki Local Government Headquarters complained that they had been on the queue for long and appealed to INEC to deploy more machines for the exercise.
The Resident Electoral Commissioner, Professor Godswill Obioma said the Commission was aware of the surge in the number of prospective voters and had ordered the deployment of more machines to various centers.
Professor Obioma also pointed out that the Commission now registers voters from nine o’ clock in the morning to five o’ clock in the evening as well as on weekends.