Emerging reports from videos and several complain posts on the social media, on Thursday, indicate that the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, under the leadership of its Chairman, Professor Mahmood Yakubu, is making it very difficult for Nigerians in the South, to get register to get their Permanent Voters Cards, PVCs, ahead of the 2023 general elections.
Various complaints hit the social media, with live videos of Nigerians in different Southern States, especially the youths, trying to either register for their PVCs, or pick up their PVCs, but to no avail, as the Officials of INEC seemed to come up with one excuse or the other.
The Presidential Candidate of the Labour Party in the 2023 elections, Peter Obi, even had to put up a post on Twitter, calling on INEC to do the needful by ensuring that the people from the South-East and other parts of the South, are not disenfranchised in the 2023 Presidential election, and other elections.
Nigerians from Ugheli, Delta State, and most of the South-Eastern States, were the most with complaints today.
Some accused the INEC Chairman of working with the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, to ensure that the people from the South, who are now clamouring more than ever before for a better Nigeria, come 2023, do not get to take part in the forthcoming elections, by depriving them from getting their PVCs.
Some went further to compare how easy it is for the people of the North to register for their PVCs, without any complaints or excuses from INEC, compared to what is currently going on in the Southern States.
Despite the complaints today, the INEC Chairman failed to address the situation, as he ignored all the concerns raised by the Southern citizens trying to get their PVCs.
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