Mixed reactions trail PVC re-validation in Anambra

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Aug 17th, 2014
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The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has been hailed and decried, following the permanent voter card (PVC) re-validation in Anambra State.

At Umuchu in Aguata Local Government, the Progressive People’s Alliance leader in the state, Mr. Godwin Ezeemo, hailed the timely response of INEC officials.

But the former chairman of the defunct All Nigeria Peoples Party (ANPP), Chief Pat Orjiakor, said it was regrettable that the INEC officials were not seen at Nibo community in Awka South Local Government.

Ezeemo said INEC officials attended to people early on Friday, unlike in the past.

He said during elections, they did not turn up in time or seen at some polling units.

The PPA leader said if the officials continued with the spirit, they would restore confidence in the electorate.

He urged the indigenes to make use of the opportunity offered by the re-validation to update themselves, so that they would be relevant at all times.

Ezeemo reminded the electorate that the exercise was vital because it would enable them to elect who would govern or represent them at the state and national levels.

He said: “Our voter card is our voice and power to elect leaders. It is our responsibility and one day will not be too much to sacrifice to obtain it.”

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