Charlyboy’s group storms INEC headquarters over PVC



Charles Oputa, a.k.a Charlyboy, on Monday led his `Ourmumudondo’ Group on a peaceful to the headquarters of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) inefficient Permanent Voter Card (PVC) delivery .

The Group is a non-political coalition of Nigerians from all backgrounds that advocates national reawakening towards holding leaders responsible and ensuring good governance at all levels.

The Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Charlyboy said the was to alert INEC that there were noticeable inadequate of men and materials on- voter’s registration exercise.

He that the registration and collection were inadequate to cater for those willing to register, and called setting up of more across the country to further reduced the `bottleneck.

“There is a general challenge of voters registration in different parts of the country, especially with regard to the unavailability of required registration .

“The registration and collection centres are not enough, even in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), and other parts of the country, especially in the South.

“If INEC needs to employ more staff and create more centres, it should that urgently and make enough time available for people to get registered,’’ he said.

He added that such inadequacies could discourage people from participation thereby resulting to voter’s apathy and disenfranchisement.

He however commended the electoral umpire for its commitment towards electioneering processes the years, adding that the group was willing to mobilise Nigerians exercise.

“We commend INEC on giant strides it has recorded since its formation, and the space it is giving to dialogue during this period on how to improve our electoral .

Charlyboy, therefore handed a letter containing the group’s grievances and demands, addressed to the Chairman of INEC Mr Mahmood Yakubu.

Mr Musa Sekpe, Acting Director of the Directorate of Security in the Commission, who received the letter on behalf of the chairman, commended the group for its genuine concern towards ensuring active participation of Nigerians in elections.

He therefore assured the group that their demands would looked into with the urgently. (NAN)

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