APC will win more Igbo states before 2023 – Ohanaeze Secretary General

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The Ohanaeze Ndigbo says a greater number of states in Igboland would be won by the All Progressives Congress before the 2023 general elections.

The Secretary-General of the apex body of Ndigbo, Uche Okwukwu, made this known in a congratulatory message to the new Imo State Governor, Hope Uzodinma, on his victory at the Supreme Court.

Okwukwu said with Uzodinma’s victory, Ndigbo were happy that the APC had enlarged its political space in Igboland.

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He said: “Ohanaeze Ndigbo heartily congratulates Senator Hope Uzodinma on his victory at the Supreme Court of Nigeria.

“The judgment is a well-considered and sound one.  Ndigbo are happy that Uzodinma’s mandate freely given by Imo people had been restored by God.”

Earlier, The Herald reported that the Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) in Oyo state, Mr. Mutiu Agboke, said the continuous voters’ registration for PVC would soon commence.

Agboke made the disclosure at a stakeholder meeting on Tuesday in Iseyin.

He said the exercise would capture new registrants and those that have issues with their PVCs such as replacement of lost or defaced cards and transfers from former locations.

The REC said that no fewer than 700,000 PVCs were still in the custody of the commission.

He implored leaders of political parties to start sensitizing their members and supporters on the need to obtain the PVC, saying the card was the only requirement for voting.

The commissioner also warned leaders of political parties to start educating their members to refrain from political violence and violation of electoral laws.

“Also, politicians who have the plan to contest for political positions in 2023 should start to familiarise themselves with their constituents rather than wait till the last minute to impose themselves. 2023 looks as if it is far but it is not, that is the reason why INEC is making early preparation such as the stakeholders meeting we are holding now to engage all stakeholders on how to improve our electoral processes, ” he stated.

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