Ohaneze to Ndigbo: Stay Where You Are to Vote


Ahead of the March 28 and April 11 election, a socio-political organisation under the auspices of Ohaneze Nidigbo, Northern Zone, in Abuja on Friday called on its members to remain wherever they reside in any part of the country to vote during elections.

President of the organization, Chief Obinna Nwankwo made the call in a statement noting that the organisation would sensitise the members to the importance of peace in any elections.

He also observed that the Federal Government and the relevant security authorities had been sensitive to security matters.

“The relevant authorities have put measures in place to ensure that lives and property are safe during and after the elections,’’ he said.

Nwankwo also urged the members of the organisation to obtain their Permanent Voter Cards (PVCs) before the March 22 deadline to qualify them for voting.

He said that the organisation appreciated the decision of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to extend the deadline to enable more people to collect their PVCs.

He also directed all the state chapters of the organisation to ensure that all their members had their PVCs to participate in the elections.

Nwankwo said further that the organisation had resolved to contribute its quota to promoting peace during and after the elections.

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