Enugu youth group begins door-to-door campaign on voter registration

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A group under the aegis of Enugu Youth Organisation on Tuesday, embarked on a door-to-door sensitisation campaign for the residents, especially the youths, to get involved in the election process to ensure that credible people are elected in 2023 general elections.

The youth group matched major streets from Okpara Square through Independence layout to ESBS, IMT to Nkponkiti to Presidential road, Nnamdi Azikiwe Stadium to Holy Ghost, Chris Chemist to Okpara Avenue to ShopRite, and Ogui Junction to Otigba Junction through New Haven Junction to Enugu State Government House.

They carried banners and shared flyers to people with inscriptions ‘Your PVC is your power’, ‘Get involved in the election process’, ‘Get your PVC now!!!’, among others.

Addressing journalists during the sensitisation rally, the president of the organisation, Godwin Eya, said they chose to embark on the sensitisation exercise that would be taken to all the communities in Enugu State, because of the low participation in the ongoing INEC Continuous Voters Registration exercise in the state.

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Enugu State INEC Resident Electoral Commissioner, Dr Emeka Ononammadu, had recently while addressing stakeholders, revealed that only 31,000 residents registered for their voter’s card in nine months in the state, describing it as the least in the country.

Eya, however, said “There is no other way to get the situation in the country changed without the youths fully involved in the electoral process,” which he said,”starts with the voter registration and collection”.

“The South East, which Enugu State is part of, is the least registered in the ongoing INEC Continuous Voter Registration exercise.

“So based on that, we have taken up the task to sensitise our people on the need to be involved in the electoral process. And the first step is voter registration and getting your voter card which empowers you to vote and be voted for. Without this, we cannot save our future.”

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