Few days to election many voters with Temporary Voters Cards where unable to get their Permanent Voters Cards burning calorie of energy, resources coupled with pains and stress at the inec collection designated centres.
The INEC, through various bulk sms text messages sent to the electorates emphasized that No PVC, No Voting.
One of the victim inec will disenfranchised in the general elections from exercising his civil responsibility is prince John from Kosofe, who wrote a long protest comment over his inability to get his PVC.
He wrote” How can this be, that I should come back for my voter’s card after the election?
I lost my previous PVC late 2017 and I reported to the police station at Ogudu and I also lodged same complaint at kosofe local government same day I lost my voter’s card which they told me what to do,”
“Mid 2018 I went back to kosofe local government again and they told me the same thing I was told 2017, that I should go for an affidavit and also log into inec’s website for the print out which I did that same day and returned back to the local government “kosofe” I submitted the required documents and I was given a form to fill which I did and they gave me a slip and told me to come back by first week of December 2018, I was there for almost 3times in that December 2018 but no favourable outcome and I was told I should come back again by the first week of January 2019 which I did but nothing happened, I was told to come back third week of January which I also did and what they told me was same old story, after that I’ve been there for almost 2times again no changes, I was there last week Thursday, after 3-4hours in the sun which they have collected my slip, a lady came out calling names and unfortunately called my name and handed back to me my slip and told me to come back after the ELECTION for the collection of my VOTER’S CARD…whatttttt?
What does she really mean?
Denied me of my right…
I left that local government “kosofe” shamefully…
I just behaved myself cos I don’t want to create a scene there.
This is a shameful thing..
Inec keep sending me messages to go and collect my PVC, pls which PVC…?
I am really disappointed, Prince declared.
Prince John wasn’t alone in this peculiar mess but thousand’s of electorates will be disenfranchised.