Delta State Governor, Dr. Emmanuel Uduaghan has urged the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to ensure that no Nigerian was disenfranchised in the forthcoming elections.
Governor Uduaghan who stated this when the Peoples’ Democratic Party [PDP] National Vice Chairman, South South zone, Dr. Caro Ojugboh and the zonal executive members visited him in Asaba yesterday (16-3-15), said that there were still a lot of Nigerians with valid temporary voters’ cards (TVC) who have not been able to collect their permanent voters’ cards (PVC).
“There are still many citizens of the state who have not been able to collect their PVCs, they have gone to INEC offices, filled forms, sent SMS but INEC has not brought the cards from Abuja. Nobody should be disenfranchised from taking part in the elections due to no fault of theirs”, he stated adding: “INEC should do something about it, so that we do not have issues that will affect the elections.”
Governor Uduaghan called for unity and cohesion among the party members especially at the unit level to ensure massive victory for the party in all elections.
While assuring the zonal executive members of victory for the party in all elections in the state, the Governor disclosed that the State Government and state party executives have embarked on massive grassroots mobilisation and sensitisation campaigns at the ward and local government levels.
“We are meeting various groups to sensitise them to vote for the party, a lot of grassroots campaigns is going on at the wards and local government levels and we are working assiduously to deliver the party, we want to get the maximum votes for the president, maximum votes for our governorship candidate, Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa, and maximum votes for our national and state houses of assembly candidates”, Dr. Uduaghan said.
Earlier, Dr. Cairo Ojougboh said that they were in the state to meet with the state executive members and party faithfuls on the need to ensure maximum support for the party in the forthcoming elections.
He charged members of the state and zonal executives who attended the party’s train-the trainers’ workshop in Abuja recently to embark on the training of party agents for the elections to ensure that the agents carry out their functions effectively.