The Deputy Speaker of the Rivers State House of Assembly, Leyii Kwanee, has charged the Ogoni people, especially eligible voters, to remain calm in the face of the “political permutations” that appeared to have horse-traded them in his party, the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state.
Kwanee, who is the lawmaker representing Khana Constituency II in the Assembly, also restated his appeal to the people, particularly his constituents, to avail themselves of the opportunity to collect their Permanent Voters’ Card (PVC) and, register during the Continuous Voters’ Registration Exercise due to begin on December 3, 2014.
He pointed out that participating in the exercise was the surest way for Ogoni people to determine their future as an ethnic nationality ahead of the 2015 elections.
Speaking From his home town in Taaba, Khana Local Government Area, the lawmaker said: “I charge those of you who are 18 years and above to return home immediately and get registered as voters, in order to have a stake in the politics of Rivers State, especially in the forthcoming general elections.”
The deputy speaker declared: “We cannot afford to be second fiddle at this time regardless of the political permutations in my party.”
According to the lawmaker, adequate logistic arrangements had been put in place at his 6 Tombia Street GRA Phase 2 Office in Port Harcourt, to enable indigent members of Khana Constituency II return home for the issuance of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) Permanent Voters’ Card and the Continuous Voters’ Registration.
He urged them, expressing optimism that success would be achieved: ”Believing in God and improving on one’s ability, with the element of luck, a sure way to success”. -SunNews