By Michael Ezenwata : The Independent National electoral Commission (INEC) has been urged to provide more capturing machines for the smooth capturing of all eligible adults in the ongoing voters revalidation exercise in the state.
The Anambra state Commissioner for Environment, Beautification and Ecology Dr. Romanus Ejikeme made the call while speaking to the press in Awka on the exercise.
According to Dr. Ejikeme, after monitoring the exercise in Aguata local government area, his findings were that one machine was inadequate for a huge crowd of people turning out for the registration.
To make the exercise less cumbersome, he called for the distribution of the machines to all the wards.
In Uga town where he comes, from he said arrangements are being made to ensure the smooth running of the exercise to avert disenfranchising any eligible voter.
Also speaking, the Managing Director of the Anambra Newspapers and Printing Corporation Sir. Chuka Nnabuife urged the Independent National Electoral Commission to be alive towards addressing the Myriads of factors militating against the disenfranchisement of eligible voters such as providing enough machines for their capturing and ensuring that bottlenecks associated with registering voters on transfer are removed.
On his part, the president general of the Orsumorghu town union chief Dennis Muomaife called for the provision of more machines for the ongoing re-validation exercise, and for all eligible Orsumorghu inhabitants yet to update their voters registration status, to do so in order to participate in future elections in the state.