The nation-wide e-registration and continuous voter registration drive of the People’s Democratic Party, PDP, has kicked-off in Anambra State, with the issuance of the party’s e-registration cards to members, including a former Governor of Anambra State, Mr. Peter Obi and the PDP flag bearer, Chief Valentine Ozigbo, by the Abia State Governor, Dr. Okezie Ikpeazu.
Chairman of PDP e-registration Committee and Edo State Governor, Chief Godwin Obaseki, in his remark at the launch of the programme, said the party hopes to register two hundred and fifty thousand new members in the exercise, adding that Anambra State was selected for the test-running of the e-registration and continuous voters registration drive in view of the November six governorship election in the State.
Chief Obaseki, who expressed delight that, using the Edo State governorship election as a test case, rigging of election is now a very difficult task, called on PDP members to work hard to achieve success in the Anambra governorship election, stressing that the situation in the country is worrisome and the return of the party to power in 2023 is the hope of Nigerians.
In their contributions, Governors Seyi Makinde of Oyo State and Ikpeazu of Abia State described the e-registration exercise as a demonstration to Nigerians about the way to go and the need to migrate to the digital platform, pointing out that mobilizing the youths for the PDP is key to the attainment of success in the both state and national elections.
On his part, the PDP flagbearer, Chief Ozigbo, commended the Edo State Governor, for the role his deputy, Mr. Philip Shaibu, played in ensuring the success of the party’s governorship primary election in the State, and charged party members to focus on the grassroot, while efforts are on-going to bring party faithful as one united family.
In a vote of thanks, a former Governor of Anambra State, Mr. Obi, said the time for the party primary is over and now is the time to face the challenges of the election, which he said the party is ready for.
Senator representing Anambra Central, Uche Ekwunife, Board of Trustees member, Iyom Josephine Anenih, National Organizing Secretary of the party, Retired Colonel Austin Akobundu, Vice National Chairman, South East, Chief Ali Odefa, State Chairman, Chief Ndubisi Nwobu, six PDP members of the Anambra State House of Assembly, as well as running mate of the PDP flagbearer, Mrs. Azuka Enemo, were among stakeholders that graced the occasion.