By Archibong Jeremiah
As general the elections draw nearer, a Calabar based businessman and philanthropist, Mr. Esu Jesse Ejemot, has called on the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC in Cross River State to ensure that the elections in the state are free and fair.
Mr. Ejemot made the call recently in a chat with CrossRiverWatch. He said: “The gains of our vote which is our franchise can only be made visible or marred by the actions of those to conduct the election, INEC in the discharge of its duties”.
Mr. Jesse who hails from Biase local government area maintained that “INEC should at all cost ensure that the outcome of the forthcoming general election to be conducted in our dear state should be the actual outcome of the people’s vote, our franchise”.
Jesse, a member of the ruling People’s Democratic Party, PDP urged all his party faithfuls to vote for the party’s candidates at all levels beginning from President, Senate, House of Representatives, to State House of Assembly.
“It is worthy of note that the largest number of voters in every society are the youths, any youth who knows that Cross River ought to grow higher and develop better shouldn’t underestimate the candidates put forward by our great party, PDP”.
He ended by calling on all and sundry eligible to vote to ensure they collect their Permanent Voter’s Card, PVC.
“INEC has made it clear that only those from 18 and above who have their permanent voters card are eligible to vote, if you don’t have yours please get it as distribution is ongoing, let us join hands and move Cross River State forward.” He said.
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