Voter’s card best weapon against bad leadership – Ozigbo
One of the two People’s Democratic Party (PDP) flag-bearers for the Anambra 2021 election, Valentine Ozigbo, has urged eligible voters in Anambra state to take advantage of the continuous voter registration (CVR) exercise announced by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) ahead of the November 6 polls.
The election regulatory body, over the weekend, announced that the registration and data update of eligible voters would commence on Monday, June 28. 2021.
Ozigbo, in a statement in Awka, stressed the importance of getting a voter’s card and how exercising their fundamental right to vote in the election would impact the standard of living of Anambra people.
The candidate discouraged voter apathy in several parts of the country, stating that citizens who refuse to exercise their right to vote would be doing a disservice to the growth of Nigeria’s democracy.
He said, “Registering with INEC, obtaining a voter’s card, and voting is a critical civic responsibility that ought to be treated with the urgency it deserves”, Ozigbo said.
“I urge everyone in positions of leadership to make it a point of duty to ensure that eligible voters who don’t have voter’s cards within our circle of influence take advantage of the on-going continuous voter registration exercise.
“I want us to appreciate that having a voter’s card is the beginning of the realisation of our collective quest for good governance.
“The voter’s card is the greatest tool which the electorates can use to unseat bad governments and translate their dreams for a better society into a reality,” adding that his campaign team would be rolling out initiatives to sensitise and mobilise eligible voters to get their voter’s card.
“The VCO Campaign Organisation will roll out billboards across Anambra state to spread the message and encourage our people to participate in the continuous voter registration exercise,” Ozigbo added.