FORMER Deputy Chief of Staff to the Delta State Government, Chief Emma Ejiofor has said the level of political awareness in the country has contributed to the success of the collection of permanent voters card.
Chief Ejiofor who spoke on the outcome of the distribution of the permanent voters cards by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), observed that Nigerians came out to collect the cards without much publicity.
“I am happy that Nigerians are gradually coming to terms with democratic principles,” Ejiofor who is the Onishe of Ubulu-Uku, Aniocha South local government area of Delta State said, adding, “you can see that Nigerians are conscious of the fact that without the voters card, they cannot vote or be voted for and at Isho Primary School, Ubulu-Uku, where I collected my card, it was a smooth process.”
He also commended the INEC for being thorough in the distribution of cards, observing that there was no mis up as it concerns the distribution of cards unlike what was witnessed in the past.
“There is a lot of improvement in Nigeria’s democracy, the awareness is high and INEC is correcting itself and this has reduced the level of complaints by the electorates,” Chief Ejiofor observed.
He thanked the Governor of Delta State, Dr Emmanuel Uduaghan for declaring a public holiday to enable workers in the state to collect the voters’ card which will ensure that workers in the state actively participate in the 2015 general elections.