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Inec Is Failing To Meet Anambra Voter Registration Demands — Chima Christian by ChimaCChristian(m): 6:02pm On Jun 02, 2022
Since the extension of the deadline for the Continuous Voter Registration exercise and the near conclusion of the primary elections, there has been a surge in the interest of the masses to complete their voter registration, PVC transfer or replacement.

While the citizens are willing to perform their patriotic duty as has been evidenced by the crowds in various registration centres, field data obtained by this writer reveals INEC's unpreparedness to cater to Anambra's voter registration demands.

Per the field reports available to this writer, there are just 22 registration centres, 44 data capturing devices and about 176 INEC staff deployed on CVR exercise in the whole of Anambra State. For context, Anambra has 326 political wards, 5,720 polling units and a 2020 population estimate of 6.3 million.

At the average time of 6 minutes per completed registration, and the number of man-hours available till the conclusion of this exercise, there is already a limit as to the number of eligible Anambra voters INEC can successfully process their registration requests.

I am not in a position to speculate on the possibility of technical disenfranchisement of Anambra voters till I review registration resource data of other states/regions. What I know however is that current human and material resources deployed to cover the CVR exercise in Anambra state are largely inadequate.

As a result of this inadequacy, we have received several accusations of registration racketeering. Compromised INEC staff now allegedly collect bribes from citizens to fast track their registrations. The alternative might be to spend the whole day at the centre without a guarantee of successful registration. This is frustrating.

I am calling on INEC to immediately deploy at least 326 data capturing devices in Anambra State. These devices are to be deployed to the various INEC local government offices according to the number of wards in those LGAs.

For instance, Nnewi North LGA which has ten wards must have at least ten registration points inside the approved centre to cater for the huge population that daily besiege that registration centre.

I am also calling on Anambra INEC to work with security agencies to draw up an action plan for ward level registration exercise in the 13 local government areas of the state that is not severely impacted by the activities of “unknown gunmen.”

I am also calling on the government of Anambra State ably led by Prof. Charles Chukwuma Soludo to immediately deploy security resources around the 22 registration centres in the state and any other registration centres that may be approved in the future.

In the wake of recent developments in Anambra, government must take all necessary precautions to ensure that INEC staff on CVR duty in Anambra and prospective Anambra voters who are now clustered in various registration centres are offered all necessary protection.

The coming general elections hold so much promise for Nigerians. Even as we encourage more and more eligible citizens to plan to vote for their preferred candidates, I invite every critical stakeholder to play their part to make the process seamless.

Nigeria's morning is near.

Chima Christian

Re: Inec Is Failing To Meet Anambra Voter Registration Demands — Chima Christian by DamianX: 6:08pm On Jun 02, 2022
After they will say Igbos are 5%ers why won't they be when the governing bodies are incompetent hence making them go the way of aparty
Re: Inec Is Failing To Meet Anambra Voter Registration Demands — Chima Christian by Rastaramsey(m): 6:16pm On Jun 02, 2022
Nothing good standa perfectly for this country grin grin
Re: Inec Is Failing To Meet Anambra Voter Registration Demands — Chima Christian by olayinks007(m): 6:33pm On Jun 02, 2022
And this yeye agency is claiming over 20 million pvc cards are yet to be retrieved.
U need to see the unseriousness among some of their staff I no blame dem sha even the so call agency failed to put things in order, imagine them bringing one system to come register thousands of people and next thing you hear again is site is down so frustrating.
Re: Inec Is Failing To Meet Anambra Voter Registration Demands — Chima Christian by greenermodels: 6:35pm On Jun 02, 2022
Lalasticlala come and help us o, the crowd is something else here.
Re: Inec Is Failing To Meet Anambra Voter Registration Demands — Chima Christian by Ogamysamo: 6:48pm On Jun 02, 2022
right to vote with voter registration twarted, nigerians don't want to vote is what they'll said now nigerians want to identify themselve and they don't want to register them for the vote

atlast political parties will say the people are cultivating political aparthy

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