As the 2023 general election in Nigeria approaches, citizens are becoming increasingly concerned about their ability to vote.
Today 26th of January 2023, a group of protesters gathered at the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) office in Oshodi, Lagos, to voice their frustration over the distribution of Permanent Voter Cards (PVCs).
The PVC is a mandatory requirement for all citizens who wish to vote in the upcoming election.
The protesters, who were seen holding placards and shouting slogans, demanded that INEC speed up the distribution of PVCs to ensure that all eligible voters are able to participate in the election. They also raised concerns about the integrity of the voter registration process, calling for transparency and accountability.
In addition to the protests, the hashtag “Queue for PVC” has been trending on Twitter in Nigeria, with many citizens sharing their own experiences of trying to obtain the card. Some have reported long lines and delays, while others have complained about difficulties with the process.
The situation highlights the importance of ensuring that all citizens have access to the democratic process and are able to exercise their right to vote. It also emphasizes the need for INEC to address the issues being raised by the protesters and work to ensure a smooth and fair election in 2023.
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