A middle-aged man has narrated how he nearly divorce his wife for not having a Permanent Voters Card (PVC).
According to him, he refused to eat his wife’s food for days just to ensure she get a Voter Card before the exercise ends in six days time.
Elanza News reports that while some Nigerians are now having a last minutes rush to be registered, others are reluctant.
But for the middle-aged man who shared his story, it was gathered that he was no longer interested in keeping his over 20-year-old marriage if the wife wasn’t interested in getting a permanent voter card.
“I refused to eat her food for three days,” he said, but admitted eating outside.
Speaking further, the middle-aged man who don’t want his name mentioned, told Elanza News that he almost ended the marriage because of his partners’ ‘refusal to be registered in the ongoing exercise.
“I almost divorce her,” he said, adding that having a PVC is very important in Nigeria.
“While I refused eating her food, she then realized how PVC was very important. She had to get herself registered,” he narrated.
Meanwhile, a head of the 2019 general elections, statistics show that more Nigerian men now rush for the collection of their Permanent Voters Card (PVC) much more than their female counterparts.
In the previous exercise, it was gathered that women were ahead of their male counterparts in seeking for the voting rights.
But the new registration showed that states like Lagos, Rivers, Enugu and Abia have the highest number of new registrants.
The CVR saw Lagos with 685,503, Rivers, 665,560, Abia 536,039 and Enugu with 501,508 new registrants.
But in a document obtained from the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC’s) voter registry, show that more men registered in the Continue Voter Registration (CVR) than their female counterparts.
The CVR exercise which commenced on 27th April 2017, has seen a 19.6 percent increase in the number of registered voters since the last general election.
It was gathered that as at August 20, 2018, a total of 13,013,989 people have been registered in the CVR exercise with about 847, 693 PVC collected.
A total of 641,274 people are seeking for the transfer of their PVC while about 999,656 people are seeking for the replacement of their PVC’s.
On gender analysis, it was gathered that about 7,173,683 male registered and are now rushing for the collection of their PVC, about 5,840,306 females also registered and are now collecting their PVC’s. The analysis within this period, placed the men higher in PVC registration and collection.
The statistics also show that more people are now rushing for their PVC than the previous years.
In 2016, a total of about 496,421 PVC were collected while in 2017, about 230,175 PVC were collected. In 2018, a total of about 1,278, 836 PVC have been collected, with the registration extended to 31 August, 2018.
“By the end of the CVR exercise which ends this month, we will release the entire number of the registered voters and the number of PVC collected so far,” INEC Chairman’s press secretary, Mr Rotimi Oyekanmi said.
According to him, people registering now will get their PVC’s by December 2018.