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The Igbos for Progressive Nigeria has decried the Independent National Electoral Commission’s failure to give PVCs to would-be voters in the November 6 Anambra governorship election.
The group expressed worry over the non-release of the permanent voter cards to those that participated in the last registration exercise, a few weeks to the poll, and described it as a dangerous signal.
Michael Chibuzo, the national secretary of IPAN, said INEC should urgently distribute the PVCs to prospective voters.
“I call on us all to be committed to a peaceful electoral participation by all – the elderly, young, and special persons, the future is ours to make,” said Mr Chibuzo.
He also called on eligible voters for the November 6 governorship election in Anambra to be vigilant to perform their civic responsibility by voting right.
IPAN advised the Anambra electorate to assess the governorship candidates based on their pedigree, either in private or public life, to determine who can manage the tiny resources of the state better.
Lawrence Onuzulike, IPAN national president, made the charge at a press conference on Sunday in Awka.
“Anambra cannot afford to make the mistake of voting in one who has no serious agenda for the people, who just wants to be called governor but does not have a purposeful vision,” said Mr Onuzulike.
He added that the November 6 election is an opportunity to right the wrongs of the past, regretting that Anambra leaders in the past paid little attention to the issues that matter most.
According to Mr Onuzulike, the incoming governor needs a political base with a general spread.
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