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Rivers INEC educates voters

By George Onah

Port Harcourt—The Independent National Electoral Commissioner in Rivers State, Mr. Austin Okojie, has embarked on a massive voter education in the 23 local government areas in the state, begging opinion, religious, political, women and youth leaders to ginger the electorate to register for the forthcoming elections.

Particularly, Okojie said holders of temporary voters’ card must replace them with the permanent ones, as the temporary ones would be invalid in 2011 elections.

According to him, provisions have been made for the permanent voters’ cards to get to the grassroots.

Speaking to Vanguard in Port Harcourt, the INEC boss said “the tour involves availing the electorate the opportunity to make claims and objections, as well as make sure that their pictures tally with their names on the register.”

He said the commission was poised to educate the electorate on their rights and make them demand for their rights in a democratic set up and keep them abreast of what to expect in the new dispensation.


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