January 31, 2023 9:52 pm

NOA embarks on aggressive Voter education sensitization outreach in Umuahia South

…Harps on PVCs’ collection

Umuahia South LGA COMO, Mr. Precious Ekeleme sensitizing a trader during the campaign

By Our Reporter

National Orientation Agency, NOA has charged the traditional rulers, market leaders, transporters and Church leaders to mobilize eligible voters to collect their Permanent Voter Cards, PVCs so as to ensure robust participation in the

forthcoming 2023 general election.

Speaking during an advocacy visit to the traditional ruler of Mgbarakuma autonomous community, Ubakala; National Union of Road Transport Workers, NURTW Ubakala branch; Ubakala Market Traders Association and Holy Cross Catholic Parish, Olokoro, all in Umuahia South L.G.A, of Abia State, the NOA State Director, Dame Ngozi Okechukwu who was represented by the Deputy Director, programmes, Comrade Victor Orji said that NOA, in line with its mandate, is poised to lead the charge of voter education, sensitization and mobilization in the months ahead of the elections.

He enjoined the stakeholders to assist the NOA on its voter education and encourage their people to participate fully in 2023 electioneering process to ensure credible candidates occupy elective positions.

She reiterated the resolve of the Agency to educate the citizens on the moral right to  resist any form of selling, buying of votes, voter

apathy, electoral disturbances, election malpractices among others.

According to her, NOA would not relent in ensuring a well educated, enlightened and above all an active electorate before the 2023 election.

Dame Okechukwu who said

Nigerians irrespective of region, religion or ethnicity should be able to decide their political destinies, pointed out that the issue of low rate of PVCs collection by registered voters, would be solved through the collaboration of the critical stakeholders and massive enlightenment campaign.

In their respective speeches, Monsignor Augustine Kanu of Holy Cross Catholic Parish, Olokoro; the traditional ruler of Mgbarakuma autonomous community, Ubakala, Eze Ebere Ubani appreciated the efforts put in place by NOA in ensuring a credible, peaceful and transparent election in 2023 and prayed the Government to fully fund the Agency to effectively and efficiently performance its task.

They assured that they will carry the voter education campaign to the nooks and crannies of the clans in Umuahia South L.G.A.

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