The Independent National Electoral Commission begun the distribution of Permanent Voter Cards in Ondo State on Tuesday, ahead of the forthcoming general election.
In Akure, the state capital, the exercise were held at various distribution centres and the Akure Local Government secretariat.
However, the residents lamented slow process in the collection of the cards as they said they had to be on a long queue before collecting their PVCs.
One of the residents, Adeboboye Kehinde, lamented that he and other people who came to collect their PVCs spent too much time on the queue due to inadequate number of INEC officials to attend to them.
He suggested that the distribution of the PVCs should be taken to distribution centres at the ward level to make it easier for the people, saying this would
save time and energy of the people.
Kehinde said, “I have spent over three hours here waiting to collect my PVC due to the crowd and few officials attending to us. I reside at Adofure (area of Akure) and travelling from their to here cost me N300 and I will pay another N300 to return home.
“Those staying at Ala Elofosan will spent nothing less than N1000 to get here and return home. So, I will suggest that INEC should take to PVCs distribution to the wards after all, there are collation centres at the ward level.”
Omobolanle Aliu, who was at the INEC office, lamented that the process was too slow, adding that she spent over five hours waiting on the queue to collect her PVC.
Aliu noted that the process of collection could discourage many people from coming to collect their PVCs.