by crossriverwatch admin
The Resident Electoral Commissioner in charge of Cross River State, Barrister Mike Igini has said that he is proud that the political elites in Cross River State have embraced a new political order which his tenure brought to bear on the conduct of election in the state.
Igini while speaking on a live television program, ‘Good Morning Cross River’ on Cross River State Broadcasting Cooperation, CRBC monitored by CrossRiverWatch in Calabar, said that is part of the reason no one was killed during the conduct of the last elections in the state. He encouraged politicians and the people of the state to continue to build on the mileage the state has achieved for the sake of future generations.
According to the REC, “I am very proud that the political elite in the state have embraced a new political order. In the beginning it was very tough. There were a lot of misgivings and that is how it is when change is coming but after some time now, the new order has been accepted by all stakeholders and that accounted for why no one was killed in the last election. All the bad guys whose business is to usurp elections had to move to other states because we made sure the atmosphere was not conducive for the perpetration of such vices.
He called on all Cross Riverians who have attained the age of 18 years to ensure that they all come out to collect their permanent voters’ cards as the exercise begins from Friday, August 15, 2014 across the state.
“At this point, it is a zero party activity. This registration exercise is for the interest of the entire Cross River State. We want to make sure that, after the one million and seventy something voters that were verified after the AVIS, all Cross Riverians who have attained age 18 who did not register during the last exercise are captured on the list of voters so all stakeholders should drop partisan interest at this time and ensure people of voting age are properly mobilized to come out and get registered.”
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