Displaced people from Baga listens to President Goodluck Jonathan (unseen) in a Maiduguri camp on January 15, 2015. Nigeria's President Goodluck Jonathan met survivors from what is thought to be Boko Haram's worst attack in its six-year insurgency. H ~ OLATUNJI OMIRIN
Abuja - Delta State Governor, Emmanuel Uduaghan, has expressed concern over the failure by thousands of voters in the state to collect their permanent voters cards (PVC).
Speaking at a People's Democratic Party (PDP) campaign rally at Akwukwu-Igbo, Oshimili North local government area, he said 700 000 cards remained uncollected.
"It is good for us to attend rallies to show our strength, and it is also very important for us to vote and the only way we can vote for our party's candidates is by having our PVCs," said the governor.
He added, "We don't want our party to lose one vote in Delta, so, collect your PVCs to enable you vote.”
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The governor observed that while the turnout of the party supporters at rallies was commendable, such support could only be transformed to victory if the people had their cards.
He commended the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) for decentralizing the collection points of the PVCs.
Uduaghan urged electorate to vote for President Goodluck Jonathan.
“He has done a lot within four years that people are comparing what he did within four years with what others did within eight years, imagine another four years for him in the office, Nigeria will be transformed.”
Elections are due next month.