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INEC voters registration: Delta community decries poor networ, lack of  capturing machines

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By Kelvin Ohoror, Oleh
Community leaders in Enhwe have decried  poor network, lack of capturing machine, the slowness of the data capturing machine and distance of registrants centre especially those residing in rural areas as the major challenges facing the Independent Electoral Commission Voters registration in Isoko South Local Government area of Delta State.
Speaking to Daily Watch Online News senior correspondent, the immediate past assistant secretary of the community and also member of the community committee of the INEC voters registration exercise Mr. Dominic Emioyo said that, “The major challenge is that, only one data capturing machine in the whole of Isoko South Local Government Area.
Mr. Emioyo noted that, “The Independent Electoral Commission drew a timetable for us, after a period of time the timetable never worked, as of this moment many people who have been pre-register have not been captured”, he stated.
According to him, “The problem is not the pre-registration, the pre-registration is done in various communities while the capturing is in Oleh INEC office, the capturing is the major challenge Isoko South Local Government Area is having.
He stated that, if the Independent Electoral Commission (INEC) can provide up to five Data Capturing  Machines to rotate round Isoko South Local Government Area it will help to reduce the stress registrants are going through at the moment.
He however urged the Independent Electoral Commission to provide more Data Capturing Machines, noting that, the problem is not peculiar to only Enhwe community but it cut across all the communities in Isoko South Local Government Area.
He also lamented that mobilizing registrants from the community to Oleh for data capturing is stressful, saying that the community is paying much to hire vehicles to convey the people to Oleh.
On his part one of the community leader Mr. Emu Ovuede stated that, during the pre-registration we used our own Android Phones to do the biometric thereafter the community have to convey them to Oleh for data capturing.
He also lamented that the major challenge was the poor network from the Independent Electoral Commission portal, that as a result people were not patience enough to do the biometrics.


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