AS the continuous voter registration exercise ends on Monday, the people of Kwara have appealed for the extension of the exercise to ensure comprehensive coverage.

Despite reports that the turn out of people was quite impressive in Kwara, calls have come from several quarters in the State for an extension of the exercise.

The reason, we gathered is that people were not satisfied with several hiccups experienced during the exercise,  particularly with the slow pace of the exercise, showing that this was capable of disenfranchising many of them from performing their civic duties during the election, come 2015.

In a separate interview with some of concerned electorate, they called for the provision of more Data Capturing Machines to fast track the process and implored INEC to extend the exercise to allow more eligible voters in the country register.

Speaking at Baboko Collation centre, Alhaji Mahmud Alibaba stressed the need for INEC to extend the date allotted for the exercise and called for more hands in the various wards to speed up the process.

Alhaji Alibaba also implored the people not to be deterred by the seeming hitches, rather continue to troop out to get registered, which according to him is the only viable way to be qualified to choose credible leaders who would pilot the affairs of the society.

At the Gaa-Akanbi ward 3, which is a collation centre, the People Democratic Party, PDP, agent, Taofiq Oladejo, said the exercise was peaceful but the only machine in the centre not enough to cater for all the electorate in the community.

His counterpart from All Progressives Congress APC, Prince Isiaka Adeyeye, corroborated the views of Oladejo but called for the extension of the exercise.

One of the INEC officials at the centre, Mrs Hussein Basirat, said people were not cooperating with them making it difficult to record high number of electorates daily but commended the men of the Nigeria Police Force for ensuring peace in the centre.

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