Some applicants for biometric registration and physical capturing in the ongoing Continuous Voter Registration (CVR) in Lagos commended Independent National Electoral Commission for seamless process.
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Lagos on Monday, commenced biometric registration and physical capturing of applicants in the ongoing Continuous Voter Registration (CVR) exercise in the state.
NAN Correspondent, who monitored the take-off of the exercise at INEC headquarters in Lagos, observed that applicants were trickling in one after the other to get captured.
The commission attended to applicants through four work stations opened at its Lagos headquarters.
Speaking to NAN, Mrs Kudirat Rahman, a middle-aged trader, who described the process as being less stressful, as she was attended to within two hours.
Rahman, who said that she had already done her online CVR pre-registration exercise, urged the commission to ensure fairness in all stages.
Also, an elderly woman, Mrs Grace Udoh, noted that the process was easy and fast saying “there is no problem, we have come and done it.”
Another applicant, Mrs Dorcas Asuquo said, “God will bless INEC. The process is good without any stress. I came here at noon and I am leaving now at past 2p.m”
Mrs Sidikat Adepoju, a leader from Alade Market, Somolu, said that the leadership of the market had made arrangement to assist members to register online before they were brought in for the biometric and physical capturing.
“The process is nice and they treat us well. It is fast enough. For those of us who have registered online, it was faster than what we expected. In two or three hours, all of the people we brought here have been captured.
INEC Spokesman, Femi Akinbiyi, while monitoring the exercise along side the Resident Electoral Commissioner, Mr Sam Olumekun, told NAN that the first day of the exercise had been impressive.
Akinbiyi, who noted that not less than 100 applicants had been attended to in the first day of the exercise, said that Lagos residents should not wait until last minutes.
“We have made it seamless for people. People come in and get registered. Those who have completed the online pre-registration find it easier and faster.
“So far, the take-off is smooth and orderly. We provided a tent at the gate where people sit awaiting screening before being ushered in to be captured.
Akinbiyi said that the exercise was taking place at the INEC headquarters at Sabo, Yaba and all INEC offices in the 20 local government areas of the state.
NAN reports that the CVR online pre-registration exercise, which commenced on June 28, was to reduce congestion at the state and local government offices of the commission during the biometric capturing and physical registration.