DTSG Begins Market-To-Market Sensitisation Of Voters
THE Delta State Government has underscored the importance of awareness creation on voter’s registration and collection of Permanent Voter Card (PVCs).The state Governor, Senator (Dr.) Ifeanyi Okowa stated this during the flag-off of market-to-market sensitisation programme on voters registration organised by the Directorate of Orientation recently at Ogbeogono Market, Asaba. Governor Okowa, who was represented by the Senior Political Adviser, Chief Festus Ochonogor, stressed that it was the civic responsibility of every resident of the state, including market men and women to participate in governance and electoral processes, saying that ownership of PVC conferred on the owner several rights, which included right to vote and to be voted for, among others. He further charged eligible voters to get registered in the ongoing registration exercise by the Independent Electoral Commission (INEC), as well as collect their PVC.
Speaking earlier, the Executive Assistant to the Governor on Orientation, Barr. Eugene Azuka Uzum commended the leadership of the market union and participants on their large turnout, pointing out that it was observed that voters’ apathy was high due to lack of adequate information, while stressing, that the aim of the voter sensitisation programme by the Directorate of Orientation was to provide the necessary information that would encourage every eligible voter to take acquiring the PVC as a matter of importance and right.
- The Chairman of Oshimili South Local Government Area, Comrade Uche Osadebe, Director-General, Community Youth Associations, Hon. Innocent Esewezie; the President, Market Men and Women Association, Delta State, Mrs. Kate Onah, among other dignitaries in their various remarks, commended the state government for the initiative on voter sensitisation programme, which they described as timely and necessary for the benefit of many who did not believe that their vote would count in elections.
The voter sensitisation programme has also been carried out in other markets in Asaba, such as, Cable Point and Abraka, as well as, Midwifery Market in Okpanam. At Ibusa, the sensitisation team was received by the Chairman of Oshimili North Local Government Council, Hon. Louis Ndukwe, where he also accompanied the team to Ilah and Ebu markets.