Ahead of Nigeria’s 2015 general elections and zeal of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to conduct hitch free polls across the country, Governor Emmanuel Uduaghan of Delta State has urged Deltans to take the ongoing collection of voters’ card seriously.
Speaking to journalists on
Friday in his community, Abigborodo shortly after picking his card, the governor harped on the need for Deltans to avail themselves of the ongoing exercise and pick up their voters’ cards.
The Governor, who picked his card at exactly 2:20pm, said he was impressed with the massive turnover of members of his community and appealed to all registered Deltans to go out and collect their voters’ cards.
According to him, he declared Friday as work free day in the state to enable all that have registered to take part actively in the exercise.
The Governor admitted that the period of exercise was short, but charged Deltans to make the best use of the period so as to vote for candidates of their choice in the forthcoming elections.
He said; “As you can see, I have just picked up my voter’s card, the process is very simple.”
”I am appealing to Deltans once again to make the best use of this period to go for their cards that will enable them vote in the forthcoming elections.
Your card is your power to vote a candidate of your choice. We should not fail to take part in the exercise, it is very important.”
Delta State Resident Electoral Commissioner, Dame Gesila Khan on her part described the exercise as a huge success, that she was impressed with the turnout of Deltans across the state.
She disclosed that the exercise would take place in 3,624 polling units across the state.