Ohanaeze Ndi Igbo Youth Wing Anambra State has canvassed for a broader and effective way of Bio-Metric data in the ongoing Continuous Voter Registration exercise in the state.
Leader of the group, Mazi Chukwuma Okpalaezeukwu in a statement on Thursday, said the proposal became necessary as the current measures tended to congest the process.
The apex Igbo socio-cultural group also expressed its committed to a transparent, credible, peaceful, free and fair election in the November 6 governorship election in the state, just as it pledged unreserved support to security agencies.
He said, “We recognize the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) as a competent democratic institution, is commited to the Provisions of the Rule of Law and the Electoral Act (2010 as Amended).
“We are concerned about the Online Continuous Voters Registration (CVR) exercise that is rapidly ongoing across the State without the complementary Bio- metric data.
“We propose for a more broad and effective way of Bio-Metric data collation as the current measures tends to congest the process of Voter Registrations. We therefore admonish INEC to consider this challenge and expeditiously attend to it.
“We call on all eligible Ndi Anambra, both indigenes and residents especially youths, to consciously participate in the ongoing Voter Registration exercise in order to consolidate the tenets and dividend of democracy.
“We therefore urge all gubernatorial candidates, irrespective of political party, to desist from any act of violence and other civil vices that is capable of undermining the success of the forthcoming election in the State.
The group also distanced itself from media publications quoting it as saying that INEC decision on publication of Hon. Chukwuma Umeoji as candidate of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) gave hope to people of the state.
Describing the report as mischievous, the group insisted that as non-partisan, it could not afford to indulge nor interfer in any political party affairs, warning mischief Makers to desist from such impersonation, which it noted, had the tendencies of dragging its renowned reputation to the mud.