Voters Decry INEC Officers’Attitude to PVC Collection in Awka

By Ifeanyi Ndukwe

Ahead of the 2023 General Elections, voters have lamented the ill-response from lNEC officials, especially at the Agu-Awka ward.

Several eligible voters have cried out, requesting for the PVCs collection deadline to be extended because officers of the Electoral Commission had not shown professionalism in their duties.

One of them who simply gave his name as Ephraim, said he had been coming for three days consecutively but yet to get his PVC.

His words, ‘I took permission from my MD last Tuesday and spent the whole day waiting for INEC who arrived late around 12pm. They didn’t attend much to us. I had to leave and come another day, hoping to be among the first in the list. Today makes it my third attempt at coming to Ukwu Oji, Perm Site; yet nothing to show for it.’

Another voter, Comfort (surname withheld), a 72year old woman, lamented what she called the hassles in obtaining her PVC, despite her age. According to her, she had consistently been denied attention due to the lackadaisical attitude of the officials who either came later after she had gone home to rest or left early before she arrived.

‘The deadline of the PVCs collection was originally shifted from 21st January to 29th January. However many eligible voters are yet to collect their PVCs based on various circumstances. We urge the INEC state chapter to compel their staff to do their duties to enable the electorate to perform their civic responsibility,’ she said.