Apex Igbo socio-cultural organisation, Ohanaeze Ndigbo has called for the implementation of “No Permanent Voters Card, No Community Rights” coverage in Igbo communities.
The spokesman of Ohanaeze, Alex Ogbonnia, gave the recommendation in an announcement he made obtainable to journalists.
To this end, he requested the Association of South East Town Unions (ASETU) led by Chief Emeka Diwe to deploy their grassroots prowess to implement a coverage of “No PVC, No Community Rights” in all of the Igbo communities throughout all the Igboland.
He stressed that no real Igbo ought to permit native, personal or egocentric pursuits to override the Igbo collective pursuits, including that each Igbo ought to due to this fact realise that the PVC and voting on the election day are sine qua non to the actualisation of the Igbo collective desideratum for 2023.
Ogbonnia recommended Governor Dave Umahi of Ebonyi State for declaring a two-day public vacation to compel all the general public servants in the state to acquire their everlasting voters’ playing cards (PVC) and called on governors to emulate Umahi.
The body , nevertheless, expressed concern that regardless of extension of the gathering of PVC until Sunday, January 29, 2023, there have been hundreds of everlasting voters’ playing cards which might be but to be collected by their rightful homeowners.
“While the trendy campaigns can’t be delinked with the Internet, in what some call technological determinism: that’s, the considering in some quarters that the Internet drive the historic, financial, political and cultural adjustments, in actuality, it’s the voting behaviour of the group that determines electoral consequence on the polls. In different phrases, whereas dribbling the opponent in a soccer match is vital, it’s the variety of goals scored that may finally depend.
“It is due to this fact very unusual that an Igbo of no matter class or creed can be reminded of the necessity to vote in the forthcoming common elections.
“While commending Governor Umahi for his pragmatic sensitization of the Ebonyi populace towards the forthcoming elections, Ohanaeze Ndigbo calls on all the governors of Ohanaeze states to apply the Ebonyi paradigm in their respective jurisdictions,” he stated.