DELTA State Governor, Dr Emmanuel Uduaghan has challenged traditional rulers to educate their subjects on the need to collect the permanent voters card.
Governor Uduaghan made the call Friday while addressing traditional rulers council of Oshimili North local Government Area of Delta State when he led PDP candidates for the February, 2015 general elections to pay them a courtesy visit at the Palace of Obi of Akwukwu-Igbo, HRM Obi David Azuka.
Some of the traditional rulers who were present included the Ugoani of Okpanam, Obuzo of Ibusa, representatives of Ogbelani of Illah and the Regent of Ebu.
According to Dr Uduaghan, traditional rulers should take it as a priority for all their subjects who are of voting age to exercise their franchise.
“The instrument to enable your people is the permanent voters cards, it is good that INEC (Independent National Electoral Commission) has decentralized the collection centres for the PCV, tell your people to go and collect their cards to enable them vote,” he said.
Stating that there was the need for more enlightenment campaign to enable the voters know the ballot boxes to cast their votes so as to avoid void votes.
He informed the traditional rulers that President Goodluck Jonathan is the Presidential candidate of the PDP, stating that he deserves to be re-elected because, “he has held the country together despite the challenges.”