……..INEC’s PVCs Deadline: Clergyman, Deltans, Commends Atawa Akpodiete On Support As He Walks The Talk.
….. Deltans Commend Atawa-Akpodiete Foundation On PVCs Registration, Revalidation Before INEC’s Deadline.
…..As Publisher, Media Practitioner, Prof Alexander Osondu Atavware Akpodiete Urges Christians To Register and Vote Their Conscience.
By Victor Bieni, Asaba
Delta born USA based Professor of CyberSecurity And Cyber Forensic, Professor Alexander Osondu Atavware Akpodiete has been commended by Deltans and the Senior Pastor of The Earth Is The Lord’s Ministries (Aka Kingdom Family Chapel), Asaba, Pastor Chris Nwosu as the Chairman of Atawa-Akpodiete Foundation walked the talk on “operation show your PVCs in Delta State”, a two days PVCs Registration And Revalidation event in the State by a way of appreciation to him for the support he gave to Christians and electorates in Delta State to meet up with the 31st of July, 2022, deadline by INEC for the closure date of the Continuous Voters Registrations (CVR) in Nigeria.
Speaking to our reporter yesterday being on Sunday, 31st day of July 2022 at the Earth Is The Lord’s Ministries (Aka Kingdom Family Chapel), Asaba, Delta Delta State capital by the Senior Pastor of Church, Pastor Chris Nwosu commended Deltans for coming out enmass to embrace the exercise.
The Senior Pastor told the media upon enquiries that, the exercise was not an avenue to endorse any candidate nor a time to evangelize for his church, make move for increased membership, but a strategy for all Deltans irrespective of faith, eligible voters not to be disenfranchised and a call for christians to be wise, combine faith and action in politics in the forthcoming general elections in Delta State, Nigeria as the event suggested to elect credible leaders.
He added that as Christian leaders, that is always part of their ethics not to endorse any Candidate during elections, rather that the electorates should make good decisions in 2023 and ensure that they vote their conscience but ensure that they vote credible leaders to avoid regretting after because good governance is the yawnings of every Deltan, Nigerian
Pastor Nwosu gave thanks to God for the success of the exercise and then appreciated the The Convener, Professor Alex Atawa Akpodiete’s Foundation and Political Vanguard for such a wonderful Initiative towards ensuring that Deltans were not disenfranchised in the forthcoming 2023 general elections in Delta State and Nigerian in general.
Some Deltans who were beneficiaries drawn from the church, other faith, media, across different 25 Local Government Areas of Delta State in their hundreds were the newly registered voters, and got their PVCs revalidated to avoid disenfranchisement in 2023 general elections in Delta.
Speaking to our reporter by the Converner/Chairman, Atawa-Akpodiete Foundation, Prof Alex Osondu Atawa Akpodiete stated that he embarked on given out One Million Naira (N1M) to PVC Registrants without anything in return to encourage the people because 2023 is a watershed moment and that he hope to see that the people have learned their lessons by reducing the level of political apathy, avoiding being disenfranchised in the forthcoming general elections in Delta State, Nigeria in general.
Prof Alex Osondu Atawa, a one time aspirant for Ughelli North, South, Udu Federal Constituency, stated that the event was single-handedly sponsored by him and his wife. Also, that he did the exercise in Asaba instead of his Community, or Local Government because that is the State capital. Also that the exercise was done in the church to reach out to members, Christians, while he stated that he has no ambition for now to contest for any seat, rather will equally collaborate with INEC in the nearest future to educate voters on the processes, use of voting machines and nothing else for now.
The Ughelli born Professor and Tech Company Boss, while calling for a revamping of political parties, lamented from experience that though the system does not want highly educated, experienced and altruistic servant-leaders, then urged the electorates to elect transparent, credible persons, people with proven record outside politics. He commended Deltans for coming out enmass to get themselves registered, even as he thanked the INEC officials for their hardwork and support during the exercise.
In a separate interview with some of the beneficiaries, one of those who revalidated her Voters Card and a new registrant, Mr. John Iloh, and Oluchi Okafor commended the exercise, while praying for God’s protection, and blessings upon the Converner and his wife. The beneficiaries also thanked the Senior Pastor of the Earth Is The Lord’s Ministries (Aka Kingdom Family Chapel), Asaba for welcoming such Initiative on collaboration.