Gov Okorocha Gives Imo Residents Two-Day Public Holidays For Registration, PVC Collection


Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo State has advised residents and citizens of the state to collect their Permanent Voter Registration Cards to ensure political relevance in the forthcoming general elections.

Okorocha, who gave the advice in Owerri on Thursday during a news briefing, decried the poor response of Imo residents to the call for PVC collection.

He said that Imo had the least number of registered voters and number of PVCs collected when compared to other states of the federation.

He said that failure to collect PVCs would result in low number of votes that would be generated from the state, which he said might deny the people key positions at the federal level.

To drive home his point, the governor declared August 15 and August 16 work-free, to enable eligible voters in the state to register and also collect their PVCs

Okorocha further directed that markets be closed on those days to ensure full compliance and good results.

He maintained that there was no longer coalition in Imo All Progressives Congress, adding “coalition has ended and APC is moving forward in Imo.”

He added that a peace and reconciliation committee had been set up to re-unite the party in the state, noting that all but six members of the coalition would be re-admitted into the party.

On the recent spate of defections from APC, he said the defectors left to further their political interest and not because of loss of faith in the party.

According to him, the party remains a sound and united party, expressing the belief that President Muhammadu Buhari remains the right candidate for now.

“The defections took place two years ago is just materialising now. We knew some of our members would leave and those who left are those who should have left.

“They left mostly because of their political interests not because they feel that the APC is not the best.

“As such, I don’t see it as a spite but a means for them to achieve what they might be unable to achieve here.”



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