Scandal Rocks Onitsha South LGA INEC, NIN Outposts

By Sunny A Ijomah

Report reaching our correspondent from the Justice, Development, Peace And Caritas Commission (JDPC), Archdiocese of Onitsha says the outpost of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) handling registration of voters and the National Identity card (NIN) at the Onitsha South Local Government Area Headquarters is stinking to high heavens.

Officials of the JDPC who spied on activities of the INEC and NIN staff said the workers engage in sharp practices like bribery and touting before attending to people.

The report allege that owing to the sharp practices, huge lines (queue) became the order of the day while those who could pay their way through spend up to N5000 to get registered.

One Mr. Simon who refused to disclose his full name confessed he has been coming around for more than one week to queue for registration such that he no longer attend to his petty business again.

The report said they observed many people stranded at the venue for days.

Food hawkers according to the JDPC report always have a field day doing business such as selling groundnuts, sachet water, bananas, bread and biscuits as the ugly cycle continued.

None of the workers reportedly agreed to speak to JDPC monitors for fear of being punished.

Some of the officials were afraid to comment on this ugly development though some people said the situation has long been so.