Residents of Anambra State have lamented how they waited in vain to be registered for the ongoing Continuous Voters Registration exercise at the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) office in Ogidi, Idemili North Local Government Area of the state, according to a report by SaharaReporters.
In a video obtained by SaharaReporters, one of the voters lamented the INEC officials’ repeated absence from the office despite scheduling time with them.
According to the source, INEC officials asked them to come to the office at 11:30 a.m. on Tuesday for registration, but the crowd waited all day without seeing any of the officials because the office remained locked until they left in the evening.
The source, who said he was making the video to get to the appropriate authorities for explanation on why they were not being attended to, said,
“This is INEC office in Idemili North Local Government. Yesterday, I was here with my wife to register for the voters’ card. Our scheduled appointment was by 11:30 in the morning but on arriving here yesterday, people were so many, more than the number you are seeing now. We waited all day but the officials didn’t come to work.
“Today I repeated and up till now, the time is 9:15am; they have not come to work. We don’t know their plan, whether this is a deliberate action not to get the South-East registered and at the end of the day, they will post an online figure that we have the lowest number of registered voters but the place here is under lock and key.
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“I want to send out this video because we want to know if they have a deliberate plan to make sure that we don’t register.
“Knowing that we want to change this country, they asked us to get our PVC, and now we are about to get our PVC but they don’t want to give us the PVC.
“We want to know why this particular INEC office in Ogidi in Idemili North Local Government is not working.
“People left their work, offices, jobs to come and register and make sure that we do the right thing but we are now, nobody is answering us. My fellow Nigerians, see if this is good or not. People here are not less than 20 and some that came around 7:30a.m have left. I saw one man when I was coming. He said he can’t leave his job and come here and nothing would be done.”