Stakeholders in electoral system have appealed to the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC to consider introduction of mobile registration as the continuous voters registration draws closer. They made the appeal during a meeting on continuous voter registration with INEC management in Enugu.
The Electoral body in Enugu state at a meeting with representatives from religious bodies traditional rulers, political parties and security organizations said the essence of the forum was to partner them to sensitize their subjects on the upcoming Voters Registration. According to the Commission, the exercise which will take place in all the Local Government Headquarters is to register Nigerians who have attained eighteen years of age after the last registration as well as replace lost and defaced voters card.
The representative of the Archbishop, Enugu Ecclesiastical Province and Bishop of Enugu Diocese, Anglican Communion, Venerable Emeka Ezeji expressed mixed feelings over the idea of INEC to conduct the exercise at Local government headquarters. He expressed the fear that the gesture would deprive many of registration if not checked.
Other participants commended INEC for the move but urged them not to allow technical challenges to defeat the exercise. Earlier, the Administrative Secretary of the Commission in Enugu State, Dr Hyacinth Aniemena commended participants for accepting to partner them in the drive.
Dr Aniemena assured the people that the commission was ready for the exercise in the state. He said all technical and logistic arrangements had been put in place as all the decision were made by the INEC not exclusive to Enugu.