The ongoing collection of Permanent Voter Card (PVC) in parts of Enugu is progressing smoothly and peacefully, according to reports.
Investigation shows that in Awkunanaw area, Wards 8 and Ward 9, situated at Union Secondary School and Anglican Girl’s Secondary School, in Enugu South Local Government Area, the exercise was going on smoothly.
An INEC official, Mrs Rosemary Onyia, said the initial challenge of transportation from the INEC office at Amaechi Awkunanaw has been taken care of.
“The exercise is going on well as you can see; people are coming and collecting their cards.
“Yesterday, I distributed 1,488 cards and this morning I have distributed over 500. So, there is no problem,’’ she said.
She said that Ward 8 comprised voters who registered in Mount, Meniru and One-day areas of Awkunanaw, while Ward 9 comprised those who registered within Mayor, Kenneth Road and Amaechi junction areas.
Speaking, one of the voters, Miss Agnes Nwobodo, said she was happy with the way the exercise was moving.
Also speaking, Mr Ugochukwu Egbo commended INEC for the orderly way the exercise was going.
“I am satisfied with the way the exercise is going smoothly,” he said.
Meanwhile, some residents of the city have expressed worry over the inability of INEC to distribute PVCs at ward levels as earlier announced by the commission.
Some residents said they were deceived by the earlier announcement made by INEC as no official was seen at their wards.
Miss Uju Ogbodo, a resident of Achara Layout, said she had been at her ward in Igbariam Primary School many times to collect her PVC but was later told to go to Emmanuel Church, Achara Layout for the collection.
Ogbodo said it took her three days asking for where to go for the collection of her PVC, before she was informed to go to Emmanuel Church, where she got it.
Mrs Chiamaka Emenike said that she had lost hope of getting her PVC as none of the INEC official was present at her ward.
She added that a neighbor told her to go to Emmanuel Church as PVCs of all the wards in Achara Layout were kept there for collection.