TOWARDS ensuring that the people of Ndokwa Ethnic nationality actively participate in the forthcoming elections, a socio-political organization, the Organization for Ndokwa Unity (ONU) has embarked on sensitization campaign for the people to be registered by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).

During the sensitization campaign by members of the group in Abbi, Ndokwa West Local Government Area of Delta State, the people were informed that getting registered by INEC is one sure step for them to be active participants in elections.

Chairman of the group which is also known as Ndokwa Unite, Mr Steve Uweh urged those who are already registered to revalidate their voters’ cards, adding that Ndokwa was prepared to take the centre stage in the forthcoming gubernatorial elections in Delta State.

“We should be registered by INEC, call your brothers and sisters, let all of us show our electoral strength by getting registered by the INEC and for those of us who participated in previous elections, we should get our cards revalidated to enable us participate actively in the elections,” Mr Uwah said, adding, “we should be conscious of the fact that only those who are eighteen years and above are qualified to be registered by the INEC to enable them vote and be voted for during the elections.”

He added, “the Delta State Independent National Electoral Commission (DSIEC) has released the time table for local government elections, we thank Governor Uduaghan for encouraging grassroots politics, we believe those who are capable of representing us will emerge as Chairmen and Councillors in the councils but, our greatest interest is the Governorship, we are confident that with support from our brothers and sisters from different parts of our state and through our collective prayers, the next Governor of Delta State will come from Ndokwa land.”

The Ndokwa Unite also appealed to Ndokwa sons and daughters who are interested in the gubernatorial elections to be peaceful, sell themselves to the electorates and avoid politics of calumny, asserting, “we should desist from writing petitions against our opponents in the elections, we should be respectful of one another and have faith in ourselves.”

Mr Uweh also decried dispute among Ibabu and Iselegu communities, noting, “that crisis is a clog in the wheel of unity of Ndokwa nation, we thank the state governor for his interest in the issue and we believe that lasting solution will be achieved.”

The people of Abbi came out in their numbers to attend the campaign and those who spoke at the occasion including Chief Austine Ishekwene, Hon Frank Ewafe, Hon Pascal Ukpabi and Hon Henry Eke thanked Ndokwa Unite for its commitment towards ensuring that there was enough awareness for people to participate actively in electoral issues, assuring that they will always be peaceful in their approach to issues.

Hon. Eke stated, “Ndokwa Unite is in the vanguard of creating political reawakening for Ndokwa people, we will participate actively in the registration exercise and make our people to see the need to be more politically active.”

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