The apex Igbo socio-cultural organisation, Ohanaeze Ndigbo, has counseled the governor of Ebonyi state, Engr. David Umahi, for declaring a two-day public vacation to allow the folks of the state gather their Everlasting Voters Card (PVCs) in readiness to forged their votes.
Ohanaeze, in a press release by the Nationwide Publicity Secretary, Dr Alex Ogbonnia, famous that Umahi did nicely by declaring the general public vacation to allow the folks of the state, particularly the general public servants receive their PVCs.
The organisation identified that it was crucial for folks to utilise the extension given by INEC to the general public to acquire the PVCs earlier than the twenty ninth of January, 2023 deadline.
The assertion learn: “Ohanaeze Ndigbo Worldwide commends Engr. Dave Umahi, the governor of Ebonyi state and the Chairman of South East Governors Discussion board, over his determination to declare a two day public vacation to compel all the general public servants within the state to acquire their Everlasting Voters Playing cards (PVC).
“That is because the Unbiased Nationwide Electoral Fee (INEC) prolonged the gathering of PVC until Sunday, January 29, 2023.
“Ohanaeze expresses concern that there are millions of everlasting voters’ playing cards which are but to be collected by their rightful house owners.
“To this finish, Ohanaeze attracts a distinction between strong campaigns and social media activism on one aspect and voting throughout an election on the opposite.
“Whereas the fashionable campaigns can’t be de-linked with the web, in what some name technological determinism, that’s, the considering in some quarters that the web drive the historic, financial, political and cultural adjustments, in actuality, it’s the voting behaviour of the group that determines electoral end result on the polls.
“In different phrases, whereas dribbling the opponent in a soccer match is essential, it’s the variety of targets scored that can in the end depend.
“It is subsequently very unusual that an Igbo of no matter class or creed shall be reminded on the necessity to vote within the forthcoming common elections.
Whereas commending Governor Umahi for his pragmatic sensitization of the Ebonyi populace in the direction of the forthcoming elections, Ohaneze Ndigbo calls on all of the governors of Ohanaeze states to use the Ebonyi paradigm of their respective jurisdictions.
“Equally, the Affiliation of South East City Unions (ASETU) led by Chief Emeka Diwe can be requested to deploy their grassroots prowess to implement a coverage of “no pvc, no group rights” in all of the Igbo communities throughout your complete Igboland.
“Emphasis is hereby made that no real Igbo ought to enable native, non-public or egocentric pursuits to override the Igbo collective pursuits. Each Igbo ought to subsequently notice that the PVC and voting on the election day are the sinequanon for the actualisation of the Igbo collective desideratum for 2023.”