Thursday, 26 April 2018

2019 ELECTION: The nonchalant attitude of Imo people on collection of PVCs is most worrisome— INEC

OWERRI —THE nonchalant attitude of Imo
people to the collection of their Permanent
Voters’ Cards, PVC, is now a source of worry
for the Independent National Electoral
Commission, INEC.
The Resident Electoral Commissioner, REC, for
Imo State, Professor Francis Ezeonu, stated
this in Owerri, while addressing the clergy,
security personnel, royal fathers and other
stakeholders, to round off his sensitization tour
of the 27 local council areas of the state.
“The nonchalant attitude of Imo people to the
collection of PVCs is most worrisome. People
must realize that in order to vote in credible
candidates, there is the need for the citizenry
to arm themselves with their PVCs”, Professor
Ezeonu said.
While announcing that he has concluded the
statewide sensitisation tour, Ezeonu also said
that registration of voters is now a continuous
“I must also remind eligible voters that
registration of eligible voters is now a
continuous process. The exercise will continue,
even after the 2019 general elections”, Ezeonu
He passionately appealed to politicians to
encourage their supporters to appreciate the
importance of the exercise, as well as making
sure they protect their votes.
While saying that voting will only take place in
designated places stipulated by the
Commission, the REC however added that “new
settlements have been identified and are being
taken into consideration”.
Welcoming the stakeholders earlier, the
Electoral Officer in Owerri Municipal, Mr.
Andrew Ereforokuma, disclosed that “In the first
phase of the exercise, we registered 17,913.
The males accounted for 9,024, while 8,889
women were registered.”

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