One of the key activities of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC preparatory to the 2019 general elections is the Continuous Voter Registration (CVR). In Kosofe Local Government the commission had earlier reported created locations in Kosofe Federal Constituency for the Continuous Voter Registration (CVR).
Kosofe Federal Constituency with over 600 Plus Polling Booths has less than 20 rotational registration centres due to logistics . Though majority of kosofe residents had their PVC intact. However, those who just attained the age of 18 and above is mandatory. its also, meant for replacement of damaged and lost permanent Voters card (PVC).
Despite the logistics problem and poor awareness campaign about the exercise , the larger kosofe few residents should be blamed for their lackadaisical towards the issue of Local and international important.
A typical example was a promising businessman in kosofe who doesn’t have lasra and any form of national ID. it was on till the time he wanted to get facility from the Lagos State Empowerment Trust Funds, that he was running up and down to do his Inec voters card. Its evidently clear that aside its usefulness on election purpose for Firing and Hiring our representatives , its form of Identification used at the state and national for transactions. Its importance can not be over emphasized. therefore, its serious business for everyone to GoGetYourVotersCard for employing and sacking our representatives when the needs arises.
Below are the few comments from Kosofeans
I think is still necessary to do in in various polling units across the country even if is two days.
My brother we a polling boot in my area in Araromi Estate owode Onirin, Ikosi Isheri very urgent Sir.
OSO- CDA Chairman-Olalekan Odujirin
Awareness is poor And some how the centre is not located in an area were everybody can go
For instance Anthony has one center located inside the estate if you don’t have anything doing in the estate it will not be easy for one to go and do it. but if a common area were everybody will pass through is used it will be better. I just find out that the registration centre is now in Mende , Anthony has no centre.
Other related problems observed kosofepost are:
Publicity and Awareness Campaign
No adequate voters education even the cheapest mode of publicity is digital one that can reach the 1mllion? Kosofe residents population was not applied.
No adequate adhoc staffs, data capturing devices and mobility for Kosofe INEC to carryout their assignment smoothly
Kosofe electorates stranded at designated locations
Kosofe also observed as several residents were stranded at the INEC registration centres within Kosofe, with some of them complaining that even though they arrived at the centres as early as 7 am, they still couldn’t register.
Faulty machines in Kosofe
In Kosofe federal constituency, one of our correspondents who visited the INEC registration centre at the Ketu Primary Health Centre, observed as residents complained due to the faulty printer.