The Independent National Electoral Commission in Abia State has cautioned its staff members from sharp practices during the ongoing Permanent Voter Cards distribution.
The News Agency of Nigeria reported that the INEC’s Head, Public Affairs Unit in Abia, Bamidele Oyetunji, issued the warning in an exclusive interview in Aba on Monday, affirming that the commission frowns at receiving or demanding gratification from the public while performing their duties.
”Our staff members do not need to search for anything on the internet.
“All they need to do is to give people their voter cards.
”Anybody whose card is not found or those with challenges should be given a note to verify online by themselves.”
Earlier, NANS reported that residents of Aba had accused some INEC officials of collecting N500 from prospective voters before issuing them their cards.
The Abia Government declared Monday and Tuesday public holiday to enable workers to collect their PVCs ahead of the General Elections.