A renowned politician in Rivers State, Chief Dumo Lulu-Briggs has charged all Nigerians above the age of 18 to go and obtain their voters card.
This was contained in a statement issued by his Media Aide, Uche Woke and made available to InsightMedia correspondent in Port Harcourt on Monday.
Lulu-Briggs highlighted importance of registering with independent National Electoral Commission as a prerequisite to determine the future of the generations unborn.
He said, “Registering with INEC is a precondition to determine our future and the future of the coming generation. If we must form part of governance, and if we must exercise the legitimacy of demanding our rights as citizens of the Republic, we must get our permanent voters card.
“It is an indubitable fact that as an electorate, you have no voice to decide the kind of leadership you want if you do not have the card to vote during elections. Indeed, the substance of your citizenship is mainly imbedded in your ownership of the voters’ card.”
The APC stalwart urged people to take the opportunity availed them by the constitution to put a stop to bad governance.
“We can’t continue to sit back and complain about bad governance; we must all be active participants in this project of nation building. Yes, we have reasons to be indifferent to political matters but what essence can we attach to our existence in a sociopolitical formation if we can’t exercise the tiniest bit of faith in our system? Time to do away with apathy is now, time to restore our faith in our fatherland and rekindle our hope for the future is now.
“Go now and register, your voters card is your voice!” Dumo Lulu-Briggs advises.