700,000 Deltans Have Abandoned their PVC with INEC , Says Uduaghan
As Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) moves to extends the days for the collection of Permanent Voter Card (PVC) to prevent disenfranchisement, the Delta State Governor, Dr Emmanuel Uduaghan, has said that no less than 700,000 Deltans have abandoned the PVC in the state.
Uduaghan raised the alarm Friday during the PDP campaign rally that held at Akwukwu-Igbo in Oshimili local government area of the state.
He emphasized the need for Deltans to ensure that they collect their voters card as that was the only way they will not only exercise their franchise but to vote the candidate of their choice during the forthcoming general election.
He also challenged traditional rulers to educate their subjects on the need to collect the permanent voter card.
According to Dr Uduaghan, traditional rulers should take it as a priority for all their subjects who are of voting age to exercise their franchise.
“The instrument to enable your people is the permanent voters cards, it is good that INEC has decentralized the collection centre for the PCV, tell your people to go and collect their cards to enable them vote,” he said, stating that there was the need for more enlightenment campaign to enable the voters know the ballot boxes to cast their votes so as to avoid void votes.
He said that President Goodluck Jonathan is the Presidential candidate of the PDP, stating that he deserves to be re-elected because, “he has held the country together despite the challenges.”
Dr Uduaghan who explained that members of the PDP were in Akwukwu-Igbo for political campaign, also urged the people to vote PDP candidate , particularly Senator Ifeanyi Okowa as the governorship candidate of the PDP, Chief Peter Nwaoboshi as the Senatorial candidate for Delta North Senatorial district, Hon. Amaechi Mrakpor as the candidate of the PDP for House of Representatives Aniocha/Oshimili Federal Constituency and Hon. Pat Ajudua as the candidate for House of Assembly, Oshimili North constituency.
Senator Okowa in his remark urged the people to vote PDP all the way , saying that his emergence as the standard flag bearer is a completion of the circle of rotating the governorship position among the three senatorial districts in the state while emphasizing the need for enlightenment of the electorate to vote during the elections.
He commended Uduaghan for making it possible for them to emerge as candidates on the PDP platform, the gubernatorial candidate assuring that he will consolidate on the successes of Dr Uduaghan’s administration and introduce new policies and programmes that will better the lives of the people.