An official of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has been caught on camera demanding money from people that come for their PVC before handing out their Permanent Voters Cards (PVCs). The incident occurred at Emene primary school in Enugu East local government area of Enugu State.
The video, which has been widely circulated online, shows the INEC official telling voters that the money was needed for her transportation to the local government office where the PVCs were being held. One of the men in the video can be heard accusing the official of hijacking their PVCs and demanding they pay her 1,000 Nigerian naira.
This is a very concerning development as it raises questions about the integrity of the electoral process and the level of trust the public can have in INEC officials.
The act of demanding money before people collect their PVCs is illegal and undermines the principles of free and fair elections. It is imperative that INEC takes swift action in investigating this incident and holds those responsible accountable for their actions.
The incident has caused an uproar among citizens and civil society groups who are calling for an immediate investigation and appropriate action against the official. It is important that INEC takes the necessary steps to ensure that such incidents do not happen in the future and that the public can have confidence in the electoral process.
It is also essential that INEC to provide adequate training and education to its officials to ensure that they understand the importance of their role in the electoral process and the need to maintain the integrity of the vote. It is important that they understand the importance of conducting themselves in a professional and ethical manner.
The incident is a serious violation of electoral laws and undermines public trust in the electoral process. INEC must take immediate action to investigate this incident and ensure that those responsible are held accountable. This is important to maintain public confidence in the electoral process and the integrity of the vote.
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