by crossriverwatch admin
The Jedy Solidarity Movement, JSM is calling on all Cross Riverians of voting age to come out en masse and register to collect their permanent voters’ cards as INEC commences the distribution of permanent voters’ cards and registration of new voters who are just attaining voting age in the state.
The group in a statement signed by its Coordinator, Mr. Utsu Atsu and made available to CrossRiverWatch said the July 18 commencement date for voter registration in the state is an opportunity for every Cross Riverian of voting age who wants Jedy Agba, OFR as the next governor of Cross River to demonstrate that solidarity.
“There is no name of any candidate on the voters’ card but it is the only tool with which we will decide our future in the state. We believe in democracy and the power of the ballot box and the rule of majority. Unlike others, we believe that it is only voters that will make Jedy Governor of the state and we think it is important to prepare them for the challenge and getting your voters card is the initial step.
“No matter the ground swell of support for Jedy Agba, no matter how enthusiastic we may be about Jedy Agba, no matter the length and breathe that we carry his message, logo and insignias, when the chips are down, it is only those who have voters’ cards that will have the power to make Jedy Governor.
“That is why our group feels it is very important to join INEC, Government, Civil Society, political parties and other interested parties in calling on eligible Cross Riverians, particularly those who are just attaining voting age of 18 years after the last registration in 2011 to come out en masse from 18 July 2014 and collect their permanent cards.” Part of the statement reads.
The association challenges Cross Riverians to practically dispute the myth that it is some individuals that must anoint who ever must become Cross River governor by “forming long queues in the registration centers a first signal that it is our vote that will give us the next governor not the whims and caprices of some overlords.”
“We are collaborating with other Jedy support groups to move around the campuses around the state and mobilize young voters. Our target is to inject a minimum of 150,000 new voters who are going to be voting for the first time into the voter register and change the status of Cross River as the state with the lowest voting population.
“Supporters can also get additional information @votejedyagbaforgov.com, The statement concluded.
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