The chairman of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Ebonyi state chapter, Pastor Eze Nwachukwu, has ahead of the 2019 general election tasked party faithful to monitor the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, to avert foul play.
Nwachukwu made this known during the inauguration of the state executive council members, SEC,numbering seventeen, that took place at the party secretariat located along Abakaliki/ Afikpo expressway.
The new party executives were sworn in by Barrister Ndubuisi Jeff Obiukwu who is believably the state Legal Adviser.
The chairman charged the newly inaugurated executives shortly after swearing them in thus :”You are expected to discharge your duties according to the constitution of the party and that of the federal republic of Nigeria without fear or favour.
“Our mandate is to ensure that we win election from the presidential election to all other elections in 2019. For you to do this, one of your assignments is to go down and mobilize at the grassroots.
“You should go into the local areas and ensure that we mobilize our people to come into the party and vote for the party during the forthcoming election. Permanent voters card are being distributed now.
“It is your responsibility as a party officer to ensure that you monitor INEC. To ensure that there is no foul play. The distribution order is that, PVCs should be distributed at a designated distribution centre, not in somebody’s house.
“Ensure that the voters card is equitably distributed. Nobody should collect two at once. We have received report, alleging that some other political parties are hobnobbing with INEC to give them more than one PVC at a time. If you see such, they are amount to criminality and such is punishable under the law.
“You should report such activity to the APC party Secretariat or you report to the nearest police station. If you see anybody carrying a bunch of PVCs, it is your duty as a party officer to make sure that such person is arrested and we will ensure that the perpetrator is prosecuted.
“Secondly, this party has risen to its foot and will never condone any attack on any APC member. And may we once again, communicate to the law enforcement agencies, that any further attack on our members and you fail to do the needful, we shall resort to self help. We shall defend ourselves. Nigeria belong to all of us, enough of this humiliations, intimidation and killing of APC members in Ebonyi state,” he alleged.