Veteran Nollywood actress, Hilda Dokubo, has called on the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to provide more machines and personnel to rural communities in Rivers State, to encourage more residents to obtain their Permanent Voter’s Cards (PVCs).
Dokubo, who is also the Executive Director of the Centre for Creative Art Education (CCAE), made the call on Thursday while speaking with journalists in Port Harcourt, the Rivers capital.
“That is so encouraging because we have been on that battle of young people and women participating effectively. Not just being represented but participating themselves.
“We have seen a huge turnout of young people across Nigeria but we have not witnessed that INEC collaboration. They have extended the period of registration but have they increased the number of machines that we need?
“I am actually saying to INEC; we need more machines, we need more hands. More people are interested. It is not like before when only a few people come out.
“INEC should get more hands; they should call for volunteers. Get more machines and get people registered because if we are two, we can achieve more than one person.