Professor Francis Ezeonu, the Resident Electoral Commissioner in Imo State, says one of the communities is demanding the sum of N2million for the use of its town hall as a collation centre/registration area during the 2019 elections.

He stated this during a meeting with stakeholders, during which he noted that he received a petition to that effect.

According to Ezeonu, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) had already concluded plans on the elections, only to receive the notice from the community asking that the commission pays for the use of the hall.  

His words: "Two days ago, we received a petition from a particular community that if the commission wants to use their town hall as collation and RAC centre, we should pay over N2million.

"We had to move from there to somewhere else. I want to urge the stakeholders, monarchs, community leaders and the president-generals of the 645 communities in the state to educate their people to allow the elections to take place.”

He also called on voters to come for their Permanent Voter Cards (PVCs) as the commission had 563,954 cards that had not been claimed.
 

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