Uduaghan Challenges Traditional Rulers On Voter Education

BY FIDELIS EGUGBO
DELTA State Governor, Dr Emmanuel Uduaghan has challenged traditional rulers to educate their subjects on the need to collect the permanent
voters card.
The Governor made the call yesterday while addressing
traditional rulers council of Oshimili North local government area of Delta State when he led PDP candidates for the February, 2015 general elections to pay them a courtesy visit at the Palace of Obi of Akwukwu-Igbo, HRM Obi David Azuka. Some of the traditional rulers who were present include the Ugoani of Okpanam, Obuzo of Ibusa, representatives of Ogbelani of Illah and the Regent of Ebu.
According to Dr Uduaghan, traditional rulers should take it as a priority for all their subjects who are of voting
age to exercise their franchise.
“The instrument to enable your people is the permanent
voters cards, it is good that INEC (Independent National Electoral Commission) has decentralized the collection centre for the PCV, tell your people to go and collect their cards to enable them vote,” he said, stating that there was the need for more enlightenment campaign to enable the voters know the ballot boxes to cast their votes so as to avoid void votes.
He informed the traditional rulers that President Goodluck Jonathan is the Presidential candidate of the PDP stating that he deserves to be re-elected because, “he has held the country together despite the challenges.”
Dr Uduaghan who stated that members of the PDP were in Akwukwu-Igbo for political campaign also, introduced
Senator Okowa as the governorship candidate of the PDP, Chief Peter Nwaoboshi is the Senatorial candidate for Delta North Senatorial district, Hon. Amaechi as the candidate of the PDP for House of Representatives Aniocha/Oshimili Federal Constituency and Hon. Pat Ajudua as the candidate for House of Assembly, Oshimili North constituency.
Senator Okowa at the occasion, said traditional rulers should enlighten their people on the need to vote during the elections.
While urging the traditional rulers to thank Governor Uduaghan for making it possible for them to emerge as candidates on the PDP platform, the gubernatorial candidate assured the traditional rulers that he will consolidate on the successes of Dr Uduaghan’s administration
and introduce new ones that will better the lives of the people.