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Voter’s registration: Delta Government declares Friday work-free day

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By Austin Ogwuda, Asaba
DELTA State Government has declared Friday  as public holiday to enable workers who were yet to register in the on-going voter’s registration exercise the ample opportunity to do so.

A statement signed by the Secretary to the State Government (SSG), Dr. Beatrice Omeni in Asaba, today, stated that “the work free day is to ensure that all Deltans of voting age are registered in the on-going voter’s registration exercise”.

The statement therefore enjoined eligible voters who were yet to register to utilize the opportunity to register their names as voters.

Meanwhile, some teachers in public schools visited complained of rowdiness at the registration centres located in the school compounds, noting that they (teachers) and the pupils/ were being distracted. “It is not at all conducive to academic work. We are distracted, you can see it”, said a female tutor.

Member representing Oshimili South constituency in the Delta State House of Assembly, Mr. Eugene Okonji provided some canopies to save the INEC registration officials as well as eligible voters waiting for their turn on the queue from the scorching sun.

….. Eligible voters yet to register besiege Asaba Vanguard’s office

It was complaint galore as some eligible voters yet to get registered have been calling at Vanguard’s office in Asaba to narrate the difficulties encountered.

One of such callers, who gave his name as Francis said “I called to draw your attention to the fact that since I and so many others were registered on Friday morning at the Cable Point registration centre by the school inside the compound of All Saints Anglican Church we have not been issued with our print out voter’s card.

It has been come today, come tomorrow. Can you please assist us to draw the attention of INEC headquarters here in Asaba so that we are not disenfranchised. Thank you”, he said.

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