By Ifeanyi Okonkwo (Anambra),
The Public Relations Officer of Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) Anambra State, Mrs Nneka Eluogu has called on Anamberians to come out en mass to register for their Permanent Voter’s Card (PVC).
According to her, the registration will commence soon on a date that will be announced soonest.
Mrs. Eluogu, while speaking to REALITY in an exclusive interview in her office at the INEC State Headquarters in Awka, the Anambra State capital, said, “Other states have commenced registration of P.V.C since January 8 as directed by the National body but Anambra state is an exception because of the governorship election which held last year November and the Anambra re-run that just held this month”.
The Public Relation Officer added by saying that proper sensitization and awareness has taken place.
“Enough effort has been made to remind Ndi-Anambra that it is their civic duty to come out and register especially for all citizens above 18years as their PVC is their voice and a great opportunity to contribute to the growth of Anambra and the country at large”. She stated.
Furthermore she challenged Anambra citizens saying, "Instead of eligible voters to come out en mass to vote during election days, majority of them would sit at home when the elections and voting are going on and later you hear same people complaining when a winner emerges."
“You cannot sit at home and expect the candidate of your choice to win”.
On the allegation on being bias or favouring political parties, she advised voters to stay behind after voting and witness the counting of their votes.
Mrs Eluogu praised INEC on the conduct of both the Governorship and Senatorial re-run election admitting that it was indeed successful.