Imo residents throng INEC offices for PVCs

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CHIDIEBUBE OKEOMA

Thousands of Imo State   residents, on Friday, thronged   the Independent National Electoral Commission’s offices in the 27 local government areas of   the   state   angling to   collect their  Permanent Voter Cards ahead of Saturday’s elections.

At the INEC collation centre   at Umuelemai in the Isiala Mbano LGA,  our correspondent saw many people struggling to collect their PVCs.

The  commission’s   returning officer in the LGA, Emeka Okike, who spoke to our correspondent,  said he was confident   that   those who   came to collect their PVCs would get them.

Okike said, “We are ready and we will attend   to   everyone .

“The   people here are   not up to 2, 000 and we have mapped out plans to make sure that the collation process is smooth.

“Isiala Mbano has 12 wards and I have workers  at every point to make it easier for people to collect  their PVCs according to their wards.”

Our correspondent observed that the PVCs of these who applied for change of polling units were not ready in the LGA.

The  INEC officer said, “We have checked and they are not out and that is the truth. The PVCs are not printed in Nigeria. We  are busy  giving out  the ones here.”

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