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Hon. Henry Iyke urges INEC to decentralise PVCs

Nigerian business tycoon, Honourable Chief Mmerigwo Henry Iyke has charged INEC to decentralise the production of Permanent Voter Cards....

Nigerian business tycoon, Honourable Chief Mmerigwo Henry Iyke has charged INEC to decentralise the production of Permanent Voter Cards (PVCs) to accelerate issuance.

He said it was disheartening that after the commencement of the ongoing nationwide Continuous Voter Registration (CVR) INEC has not issued PVCs to many registrants.

The Anambra-born businessman, therefore, urged INEC to speed up its registration and decentralise the issuance of the cards to avoid crisis.

Henry Iyk cited an example about the issuance of ATM cards by banks which used to take up to one week after the request was made, but now took only a few minutes to be issued.

“Technology has gone so far. Our electoral body has a lot of work to do, because I don’t know what INEC’s challenge is. Months after commencing nationwide CVR, many people have not been able to get their PVCs.

“It is looking like a ploy to keep people disenfranchised and an attempt to suppress the people’s democratic rights. They have to do something.

He called on INEC to decentralise the production of the PVCs to zonal or state offices to ease and facilitate the process.

“Since it is not working, we must consider the alternative. We need to decentralise the production looking at how big the country is,’’ he added.

Honourable Chief Mmerigwo Henry Iyke also referred to as Onwa na ala Uli is a foremost Uli-born business tycoon and renowned philanthropist, well known for his selfless and humanitarian acts of service across Nigeria.

The Anambra-born businessman’s extraordinary gestures have helped lift many people out of poverty, and he dedicates most of his fortune to helping humanity.

Born in Uli, Ihiala Local Government Area, Anambra State, Chief Iyke who is the founder and Chief Executive Officer of Merimerid International Limited is very well known for his philanthropic works through his foundation, Ifenalaife Foundation.