Umahi to Ebonyi residents: Protect your PVCs against cloning


Governor Umahi
Ebonyi Governor David Umahi

Governor David Umahi of Ebonyi State   has called on residents to protect their GovUmahi permanent voter cards  against the activities of   unscrupulous elements moving  from house to house in the state to collect PVCs in the name of registering them as  political party member.

Umahi gave the advice during a special church and thanksgiving service organised for him and his wife,Rachel Umahi,by the Abakaliki Diocese of the  Anglican Church  on Sunday.

The governor, according to a statement on Monday by his Chief Press Secretary, Emma Anya, described the activities of the  “unscrupulous elements ” as a desperate move to clone the PVCs ahead of   2019 general electiona.

He warned that a time would come when any body that did  not  show his or her PVC would start paying school fees for their children and  wards in the state.

He said, “Some people are into desperation again. They are trying to distract us by  going from house to house to collect   PVCs from people  in the name of registering them for different political parties.

“A time will come that  if you don’t have PVC, your child will start paying school fee . So, resist giving your PVC. If you have no PVC,  you will not partake in  our numerous empowerment programmes.

“Some of them also clone the PVCs  so that during the day of election,you will see two people answering your name. So, don’t even show them your PVC,don’t even tell them your  PVC number”.

Umahi also disclosed that his administration had concluded plan to start evangelical school programmes early next year to inculcate good moral education in “our school children.”

Turning to the clerics of the diocese, he added: ” Let me also tell the church that we have planned for school evangelism from next year. We intend that in the  three senatorial districts.  We are gong to have ministers of God that  will go round all the primary  and secondary schools as well as  tertiary institutions to preach about Jesus Christ  and his righteousness. They will inculcate  moral education in our  children and also educate them on our policies.”

Commending  the Anglican Church for   preaching true repentance and salvation, Umahi thanked the church for their support and prayers which he said, contributed to his victory at the polls.

The Bishop of the Anglican church,Abakaliki Diocese,Rt. Rev’d.Monday Nkwoagu,in his homely,urged leaders in the country to serve the purpose of God.

He said, “If you are a leader,you have God’s purpose fulfilled. If you are a governor,you must  have God’s purpose fulfilled. If you are commissioner,you  must have God’s purpose fulfilled.

If you serve the purpose of God in business,you will prosper,in governance,you will prosper.

“In Nigeria,we find it very difficult to see people who stand for the purpose of God. That is what is lacking in the Nigerian state”.

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