Uduaghan Calls For Voter Education To Avoid Void Votes

By FIDELIS EGUGBO
Governor Emmanuel Uduaghan of Delta State has called for strident voters’ education to reduce the number of void votes in the general elections.
Dr. Uduaghan made the call yesterday when the Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP) campaign train berthed at Warri South local government area of Delta State.
According to Dr. Uduaghan, the fixing of all the national elections in one day and that of the state elections on another day may confuse unenlightened voters.
He reiterated that voters deserve to know how to vote well ahead of the elections to avoid situations where there will be mix up of votes that could lead to void votes.
“Voters education is very necessary for prospective voters to know how to vote”, Governor Uduaghan said.
The governor, who introduced all the candidates of PDP in the general elections to the crowd that gathered at the Warri Township Stadium for the rally, called on Nigerians to re-elect President Goodluck Jonathan and vote for Senator Ifeanyi Okowa as Governor of Delta State.
Dr. Uduaghan emphasised that all the candidates of the PDP should be voted for in the general elections for the gains of democracy to be sustained.
Senator Okowa in his speech said he will run an all-inclusive government where Deltans will be consulted and be well informed about government activities.
Dr. Okowa stated that PDP is the most consistent political party in Nigeria with well defined programmes.
Earlier, Governor Uduaghan introduced all the candidates of the PDP in the general elections to the Olu of Warri, Ogiame Atuwatse II who prayed that they should get what they are seeking for.
At the Olu’s palace, a former Minister, Dr Roland Oritsejafor described Sen Okowa as a credible candidate.
“This party, PDP has always been in government and the governorship flagbearer has shown integrity. Our expectation is very high and we know his predecessors have laid examples which will make him take Delta to greater heights”, he said.
Dr. Okowa at the Palace, stated that his administration will consolidate on peace and unity of Delta State, asserting, “God is with us in this project, we thank you for receiving us”.