…Calls on eligible voters to return out enmass to register
because the independent nationwide Electoral fee, INEC, will get set to commence the nationwide steady Voter Registration on April 27 throughout the 774 native government Areas of the federation, the Chairman, Peoples Democratic celebration, PDP, Rivers State chapter, Bro Felix Obuah, has referred to as on the fee to verify the exercise is clear and devoid of discrimination, manipulation and intimidation.
The Rivers PDP Chairman, Bro Obuah also welcomed the INEC exercise, believing that it might enhance the data base and increase voters’ participation in the forthcoming common elections, most effective if it is done credibly and with out bias via the handlers of the process.
Bro Obuah particularly referred to as on the Chairman, Prof Mahmood Yakubu as well as the INEC Commissioner, Mrs Amina Zakari not to see the train as any other probability to exhibit their desire and ‘loyalty’ to a specific political party and section of the us of a, as kinsmen to the President. but should moderately show to Nigerians that they’re detribalized, apolitical, and objectively carrying out the mandate of a federal and ‘unbiased’ commission.
He believes that the Voter Registration train offers the fee every other possibility to right its already battered picture, through doing the correct and proper thing and to make certain that all units and wards within the 774 LGAs within the 36 States and the Federal Capital Territory are thoroughly coated in relation to contemporary registration and distribution of uncollected everlasting Voter cards (%).
The PDP Chairman seen that apart from helping to consolidate the nation’s democracy, the success of the nationwide steady Voter Registration would greatly impact on the habits of the imminent elections, and therefore put the fee on test as it engages in the train.
The birthday party therefore, calls on all eligible voters, particularly all folks that have became 18 years of age since the last registration, in addition to folks that did not register all through the final train, to come out enmass to the more than a few registration centres and be sure that they are duly registered.
The PDP additionally entreated all its contributors and eligible voters who have the transient Voters playing cards (TVCs) however whose names are on the register to make sure they accumulate their percent to keep away from being issued to impostors by means of unscrupulous components and marketers of the All Progressives Congress, APC, as witnessed in previous elections.
The Rivers PDP Chairman further charged all related safety companies and establishments to commit themselves extra to ensuring that the voter registration train used to be not manipulated by the ruling birthday celebration, the APC, or compromised by officials of the fee, as every certified Nigerian has the appropriate of participation in the exercise, as contained in the Electoral Act 2016 (as amended) with out being intimidated, denied, or coerced with the aid of any superior energy or authority.
“It’s essential that the commission ensures its staff involved in the registration are all the time at their accountability put up throughout the hours of the exercise, and to not hoard the %/TVCs, and to permit equal free access to all possible registrants, no matter the sex, political affiliation, State of beginning, or religions history”, Obuah emphasized.