Cameras Show INEC Employees in Enugu Demanding Payment for PVC Collection (VIDEO)

Cameras Show INEC Employees in Enugu Demanding Payment for PVC Collection (VIDEO)

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) worker is shown in a video requesting payment from registered voters before they may pick up their Permanent Voters’ Card (PVC).

The incident appears to have occurred at the PVC collection facility operated by the Commission in Emene, Enugu East Local Government Area, Enugu State.

The discovery follows repeated denials by INEC’s top authorities that its employees coerce registered voters into selecting their PVCs before they are eligible to vote.

The allegations that INEC staff members were conspiring with specific individuals to block eligible Nigerians from getting their PVCs were referred to as false by Victor Aluko, the INEC director for voter education and publicity, in one of Channels Television’s Politics Today programs.

“Well, I don’t think so personally.
Nobody is conspiring with anyone, in my opinion, to keep eligible Nigerians from getting their PVCs.
“I don’t believe so,” he replied.

However, he asserted that any of its employees found to be impeding Nigerians from getting their PVCs would face punishment and legal action.

However, in the video, a different elderly woman (a registered voter) questioned the staff member, who appeared to be a woman, about when the commission began collecting money for PVC.

“I didn’t know that one now has to pay to collect the card,

“This is a bad impression to the public, it’s not good,” she said.

The said official resorted to abuse, asking those who weren’t ready to pay to go to the Local Government to collect theirs.

“If you don’t want to pay, you go to the local government and collect it,” she said.

Immediately she learnt she was being captured on camera, she said, “if you video me, I will fight it out with you.

“Did you pay me for this job. God punish you.”

Remember how the International Society for Civil Liberties and Rule of Law, Intersociety, had voiced concerns about alleged extortion at collection centers, particularly in the states of Anambra, Enugu, and Imo.

The organisation claimed that reports of lengthy lines, particularly in the South-East and South-South, were indicative of the PVC collection activity.

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