ONITSHA – The Anambra Central Traditional Rulers Council has appealed to residents to turn out en masse for the forthcoming voter registration and permanent voter cards collection.
The Chairman of the council, Igwe Chukwuemeka Ilouno, made the call while speaking to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Onitsha, Anambra, on Thursday after a meeting of the traditional rulers.
Ilouno said that the council’s call became necessary following the principle of one-man, one vote being promoted by the President Goodluck Jonathan-led administration.
“Any person that knows that he or she is 18 years and above should turn-out en masse to ensure that we are fully registered.
“That we secure our voter cards; if you do not have a permanent voter card, you should register promptly and get one now because the forthcoming election is going to be one-man, one-vote. [eap_ad_2] “And we should not be disenfranchised; we should not sell our franchise; we should all ensure that we hold our voter cards because that is our power.
“If we know that if we don’t secure our voter cards, then we have lost our power.
“Therefore, every person in Anambra State, who is 18 years and above should ensure that he goes to be registered fully so that he will be part and parcel of the forthcoming election.“
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) had scheduled voter registration, revalidation, and issuance of permanent voter cards in Anambra for Friday to Sunday.
Ilouno, who is also the traditional ruler of Ifitedunu community in Dunukofia LGA, praised the President Goodluck Jonathan-led administration for creating a level playing field for all political parties in the country.
“Our electoral process is getting better by each election and I foresee more transparent elections in 2015.“ (NAN)[eap_ad_3]