Declare Public Holidays To Aid PVC Collection, Ohanaeze Tells South-East Governors

Declare Public Holidays To Aid PVC Collection, Ohanaeze Tells South-East Governors

BY CHARLES ONYEKWERE

Apex lgbo Socio-cultural Organisation, Ohanaeze Ndigbo Worldwide, has called on the South-East Governors to take advantage of the extended period for collection of Permanent Voters Card (PVC) by Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to compel the lgbos to get their uncollected PVCs.

Ohanaeze said putting stringent strategies that will help in the 95 LGAs of the southeast would strengthen more eligible Igbo voters not to be disinfranchasied in the forthcoming general elections.

In a statement by its Secretary-General, Mazi Okechukwu Isiguzoro, it urged residents to use opportunity to relaunch the southeast back to the centre and get their desired dividends of democracy

The statement read in part” The south-East Governors should arrange mobilization strategies and enlightenment awareness campaigns through the Party leaders at the ward levels and elected or appointed Councillors to coerce Ndigbo to go and collect their PVCs before the expiration date of 29th January 2023.

“Ohanaeze Ndigbo urges the SouthEast Governors to put up strict regulations in place to ensure that all Igbo parents must present their PVCs before registering their children back to schools, and all Workers should not earn their salaries without showing their PVCs.

” We call on State Governors to declare work-free days and public holidays for civil and public servants to go and collect their PVCs.

“Meanwhile Igbo traders and Motorists must show their PVCs before they gain access to the Markets and Motor parks, this is the only way to get Igbos compelled to go to the wards for their uncollected PVCs “

According to the statement, Ndigbo should not allow this opportunity to pass by without doing the needful, as it’s a wake-up call to all eligible Igbo voters across the country to rise and pick up their PVCs wherever they are residents.

Ohanaeze stated that from the records of INEC data, Igbo voters constitute about 45% of all eligible Voters across the country, adding that the population of eligible Igbo Voters across the country can contribute to the victory to any Presidential Candidate of their choice.

” Aggressively come out rewrite the history of the Igbo by collecting their PVCs and vote for the advancement and progress of Nigeria in the 2023 elections, let us make hay while the sun shine.

While calling on South-east Governors, Religious leadership, Association of Town unions President Generals in the southeast, Southeast Market leaders, Students, and Community leaders to jointly ensure that all PVCs get to all the eligible Voters in the Southeast.

“We are collaborating with Igbo Governors to make sure that uncollected PVCs reaches to the owners before the elections and we are ready to take extra measures through special arrangements to ensure that PVCs are shared to all eligible voters through the use of Traditional institutions and Church leadership to assist in the disbursements of PVCs across the 95 LGAs of the Southeast.


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