Group Urges Ndokwa Residents To Get PVCs, Highlights Benefits

A concerned group, Ndokwa Committee for Growth and Development (NC4GD) has appealed to all Ndokwa sons and daughters above the age of eighteen who have not participated in the ongoing Continuous Voter Registration to take advantage of the opportunity to acquire their permanent voter’s cards.

The group made the call while reacting to the summary of continuous voter registration recently released by Independent Electoral Commission (INEC) that Ndokwa region recorded relatively low.

Ndokwa Committee for Growth and Development urged the residents of the region to utilize the opportunity in order to increase Ndokwa voting strength.

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The group pointed out that the only way to make good choices and remained politically relevant is to get registered en-massed, adding that there are several benefits to having a voter’s card.

The coordinator of the group, Mr. Ossai Udom who spoke with Africa Investigative Magazine noted that proactive participation in electioneering process would guarantee feasible growth and development across Ndokwa land.

Udom explained that Ndokwa nation would be the targets of all respective aspirants if they (Ndokwa) had a quantifiable number of voters reflecting significantly on INEC’s portal.

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According to him, having an unlimited voting strength would add credit to Ndokwa nation as that would attract dividends of democracy as well as reflect in the register of the national population commission.

He said: “Even when governments are in place, we will be in a stronger stead to make demands for democratic dividends by way of Service delivery. The high numbers will count for us in those benefits that are tied to large population because this will be reflective in National Population Commission Agency register too.

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On personal benefit of acquiring voters’ card, Ossai Udom said, “On the other front, PVCs, will soon be the most preferred means of identification for most services required. This will give our people ease of obtaining some things at ease.”

Recall that the summary of the continuous voter registration for first, second and third quarter released by Independent Electoral Commission, the three local government areas that gave birth to Ndokwa region had the lowest registration record among the twenty five local government areas in Delta State.

This record did not go down well with NC4GD as Ndokwa nation is the second largest ethnic nationalities in Delta State.

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 When asked of the measures adopted to change the narrative, the coordinator disclosed that arrangement is ongoing to deploy relevant INEC officials to strategic locations in the area to facilitate the exercise.

“We, NC4GD are making efforts to begin cooperative talks with INEC headquarters, Asaba, especially the department of voter education. It requires a lot of logistics in fund and materials.

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“We are making efforts towards putting that handy for seamless exercise now and on a continuous bases. It is a time limitless process and we are on top of our games to boost Ndokwa voter strength and ensure a very enlightened voter population.

“We have subcommittee on voter mobilization. We are partnering with Ndokwa Neku Union women wing and Ukwani Bu Ani Eze Association among others to ensure a wider coverage.  Voters’ card registration exercise will end in June and we must make the best of it,” said Ossai Udom.

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