The premises of Ilorin West office of Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) is becoming sort of Makkah as intending voters thringing the center for enrolment in registration exercise and collection of their permanent voter’s card (PVC).
A visit to the center today by this medium revealed how ready and prepared the electorates – old, young, male and females are to take part in the processes as the date of registration closure draws nearer.
The activities of the day kicked off late today due to some technical hitches encountered by the staff. But, that didn’t suppress the enthusiasm of the participants who stood firmly to ensure that their needs were attended to by the staff of INEC.
One of the staff who didn’t want his name in press expressed to this medium that the turn out has been encouraging and overwhelming since the announcement of registration closure date while they have never short of visits from those want to collect their PVC or make one or two enquiries about the exercise.
Meanwhile, the Kwara Central Senatorial seat aspirant in the upcoming election Com. Musbahudeen Oloruntoba Eshinrogunjo was also at the center to speak with the head of the center concerning the hearsays going on about allegations levied against the staff of the center that they are taking money from the intending registrees amongst other complaints.
After his brief closed door meeting with the director, he however addressed the people on the need to keep their calm and cooporate with INEC staff attending to their various need. He expressed further that lack of coordination from them may affect the smoothness and tranquility of the registration processes.
The Ilorin West PDP flag bearer in the last local goverment elections also promised to meet with the INEC Headquarters in the State on how the Ilorin West office can be discongested by adding additional registration centers before the expiration of the registration exercise.
He further solidarized with the staff of INEC for their good performances and encourage them to intesify efforts to do more.