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OMO-AGEGE URGES MASS PARTICIPATION IN VOTERS' REGISTRATION, UDUAGHAN GREETS DELTANS

By NBF News
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AMID hitches trailing voters' registration, the Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN) governorship candidate in the April 2011 polls in Delta State, Ovie Omo-Agege, has called on all well meaning and patriotic people in the state to participate fully in the exercise.

Meanwhile, buoyed by his recent victory in the re-run election, Delta State Governor Emmanuel Uduaghan has declared that he keeps no malice against anybody and would remain focused in his quest to improve the socio-economic well being of Deltans.

Omo-Agege made the call while addressing his party members in Warri, adding that 'the voters' registration exercise is a call to duty, and it behoves on all of us to answer this clarion call. No doubt, your vote is your right and if you do not register now, you will not only be unable to vote, but you will also be denying yourself the opportunity to elect a leader of your choice,' he said.

In a statement signed by the Director of Public Communications of Omo-Agege Campaign Organisation, Mr. Peter Osamgbi, the ACN governorship candidate hopes to continue to mobilise for active participation in the voters' registration by speaking to focus groups, students, faith based organisations, traditional rulers and opinion leaders.

Omo-Agege urged every Deltan not to be disheartened by the hitches being witnessed at the moment with the slow pace of registration by INEC and its officials, but said it was usual with newly introduced and not yet perfected systems to come up with such teething challenges.

Uduaghan, who spoke at a thanksgiving service organised at First Baptist Church, Warri to mark his victory at the rerun election and PDP primaries, frowned at the level of hatred in the state.

He expressed surprise at the height people can go to tarnish the image of others but thanked God that truth will always prevail over falsehood.

Advising leaders in the state not to use the legacy of blackmail and persecution, the governor stressed the need for the political class to record positive achievements so that they would be remembered for touching the lives of the less privileged.