By Austin Ogwuda
ENUGU—INDEPENDENT National Electoral Commission, INEC, in Enugu State, has added a new dimension to the distribution of permanent voters cards, PVCs, by moving to various churches to locate owners of the cards yet to be collected. Vanguard gathered that the measure was adopted to let eligible voters yet to collect theirs do so without hassles.
Also, INEC held a stakeholders meeting in Enugu, yesterday, where the Resident Electoral Commissioner, REC, Professor Chukwuemeka Onukaogu, gave a account of the level of preparedness before Saturday’s election. He said: “We have so far distributed 1,238,707, thus achieving 89 percent. We have 2,958 polling units and 3,361 voting points we are fully set.
“We have received non-sensitive materials, while the sensitive materials have arrived but housed in the Cen-tral Bank of Nigeria, CBN.
“Therefore, by Wednesday (yesterday) at 10 am we shall all go to CBN in company of security agents and party agents to take delivery and subsequent sharing.” On apprehension raised at the meeting over the use of card readers, he personally demonstrated how it works and the voting procedure. He, however, warned that “anybody coming with a cloned card will be arrested immediately it is ascertained that it is a clone card.”