Collect your PVCs, vote wisely, Anambra Monarchs tell residents
By CHARLES ONYEKWERE
Traditional Rulers within Dunukofia Local Government Area in Anambra have urged all residents of the council area to collect their Permanent Voters Cards (PVCs) and vote wisely ahead of the 2023 general elections.
The Traditional Ruler of Umunnachi community in the council area, Igwe Ben Anochie, who spoke on behalf of Traditional Rulers of five other Communities in the council area, made the plea while speaking with newsmen on Monday in Enugu.
The traditional ruler spoke on the sidelines of the forthcoming Dunukofia New Yam festival and New Year Declaration, otherwise known in Igbo language as ‘Orira Awamji na Igu Aro Dunukofia’ coming up on Friday, Sept. 23, 2022.
Anochie also enjoined all residents living in the council area to ensure that they participate actively in the forthcoming elections by “voting wisely” and for the candidates of their choice.
“It is imperative that we have to continue to advocate to our people to participate fully in the democratic process and ensure that credible and people-oriented leaders emerge for the greater benefit of all.
“It does not stop in going through Continuous Voters Registration (CVR) of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).
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“A resident must go to the INEC local government council office to collect his or her PVC and put the PVC to a profitable use by voting on the D-day (Election Day),” he said.
On the forthcoming New Yam festival/New Year Declaration, the traditional ruler said that the occasion would be used to discuss extensively on the need for residents to embrace agriculture.
“We will discuss extensively on modern agricultural and agronomy practices that guarantee good and better yields as our people go to farm to stem the high cost of food stuff in our markets.
“The issue of security and the need for our people to always be security conscious will be discussed as well,” he said.
The other five traditional rulers and their communities that make up the council area, include Igwe Robert Eze, the Traditional Ruler of Ukpo Community and Igwe (Dr) Emeka Ilouno, Traditional Ruler of Ifitedunu Community.
The rest are: Igwe Ralph Chukwurah, Traditional Ruler of Umudioka Community; Igwe Peter Uyanwa, Traditional Ruler of Ukwulu community and Igwe George Okaa-Onwuogu, Traditional Ruler of Nawgu community.
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