By Jimitota Onoyume
PORT HARCOURT—Rivers State chapter of Trade Union Congress, TUC, has called on workers and residents of the state to remain calm over the postponement of the general elections by the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC.
A statement by the state Chairman of the body, Hyginus Unuegbu, aligned the state council with the position of the national chapter which supported the postponement of the elections.
It further appealed to residents of the state to collect their permanent voter cards, PVCs, adding that INEC should endeavour to give Nigerians credible elections.
“We support the position of the TUC national secretariat on the postponement of the 2015 general election. We therefore, urge all Rivers people to remain calm and continue to follow the guidelines and electoral process as directed by the INEC.
“We urge INEC to do the right thing and ensure that the 2015 general elections are free, fair, and credible. We also appeal to all those that have not collected their permanent voter cards to do so as a matter of urgency. The importance of the exercise of the civic responsibility of voting in a democracy cannot be overemphasized,” the statement said.