A Non-Governmental Organization
known as Social Action in collaboration
with other Civil Society Organizations(CSOs), Youth
Corpers, students of tertiary institutions
matched through major roads in Port Harcourt, Rivers state, Nigeria to
emphasize on the need for peaceful, non-violence and malpractice free 2019
elections in the state and country at large
Speaking at the sideline of the
rally, Peter Mazzi, a research officer in Social Action, said
“People should come out with their Permanent Voters Card(PVC) and vote on February 16th and March
He urged electorates to be
peaceful, non-violent and vote for candidates of their choice
The Social Action research
officer said “do not kill yourself for any politician, no politician is worth
For his part, Green Isaac a Staff
of Social Action said “no amount of money is worth your vote, do not sell your
vote, your vote is your power, vote wisely”
A representative of Independent
Corrupt Practice Commission (ICPC) in Rivers state, Livinus Okonkwo in his
remarks revealed that the agency is doing everything possible to stamp out
corruption in electioneering process.
He advised the electorates,
political parties and their candidates not to indulge in vote trading.
He said “any one caught indulging
in vote trading will face the full wrath of the law”.
Highlights of the events were the
distribution of flyers by participants to road users and traders.
Revelation Agents correspondent
reports that the rally started from College of Health Sciences at Agip flyover
in Mile 4, Ikwerre road and terminated at Rumuola /Aba road.
The participants were also
thrilled with music as they matched from College of Health Sciences through
Ikwerre road to Rukwuota and terminated at Rumuola
The participants were carrying
placards with various inscriptions like “Vote don’t fight, “wetin we gain, if
we die for this election” among other things
Members of Civil Right Council,
Rivers Civil Society Organizations, “We the People” etc all participated in the
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