Residents of Imo State have been urged to avail themselves of the opportunity provided by the on-going voters’ registration to obtain their permanent voter cards ahead of the twenty-nineteen general election.
The new Resident Electoral Commissioner in the State, Professor Francis Ezeonu made the call while speaking with newsmen in Owerri. He said six additional registration centres had been created in INEC offices located at some Local Government headquarters, making it a total of thirty-three centres in Imo State.
Professor Ezeonu noted that more than thirty three thousand eligible voters have been registered so far in the exercise and called on those yet to participate to see the programme as a civic responsibility. Professor Ezeonu said the Commission had taken measures to ensure that some of the lapses witnessed during the last general election did not repeat in 2019.
The new registration centres were created at Obowo, Ehime Mbano, Owerri Municipal, Ohajio-Egbema, Nkwerre and Aboh Mbaise Local Government Areas.