Bayelsa State Governor, Seriake Dickson, has tasked traditional rulers in the state to engage the services of town criers to further sensitize the people on the importance of the Permanent Voter Cards (PVCs).
The Governor charged the royal fathers to prevail on their subjects to take advantage of the extension of deadline by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to collect their PVCs.
Governor Dickson, made the call at the State Government’s ” Meet the people tour” exercise in Yenagoa Local Government Area.
Dickson said that the call has become imperative, in view of the State Government’s desire to achieve almost 100% collection rate to enable the people exercise their franchise in the forthcoming general elections.
He further noted that the elections would be remarkably different from other elections ever conducted in the country.
The Governor, who visited Biseni, Okordia, Zarama, and Gbarain/Ekpetiama clans of Yenagoa, urged the people to disabuse their minds from apathy and believe in INEC, assuring them that, the elections would be devoid of thuggery and other electoral malpractices.
At Biseni, the Ibedaowei King, Lawson Obireke and his chiefs council specifically thanked Governor Dickson for the assistance he gave to their people during the 2012 great flood and other government projects sited in the area.
Governor Dickson accompanied by his Deputy, Rear Admiral Gboribiogha John Jonah (Rtd), and other ranking government officials, assured the various clans of his administration’s commitment to providing more dividends of democracy within the limits of available resources.