Imo State Governor, Rochas Okorocha has declared a two-day public holiday for state residence to collect their Permanent Voter Registration Cards (PVC) to ensure “political relevance in the forthcoming general elections”.
Governor Okorocha made the call in Owerri on Thursday during a news briefing where he decried the poor response of Imo residents to the call for PVC collection.
He said Imo State had the least number of registered voters and number of PVCs collected when compared to other states of the federation.
He stressed that failure to collect PVCs would result in low number of votes that would be generated from the state, which he said might deny the people key positions at the federal level.
In order to encourage Imo residence to register and collect their PVC, the governor declared August 15 and August 16 work-free.
Okorocha also instructed that markets be closed on those days to ensure full compliance and good results.
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