The 11th International President of Mboho Mkparawa Ibibio, a pan-Ibibio socio-cultural group for all son’s and daughter of the Ibibio ethnic nationality, Akparawa James Edet, NPOM, has called on all Ibibio sons and daughters through out the country to make use of the few days remaining before the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, ends the extended Continuous Voters Registration, CVR, exercise on July 31, 2022, to register or transfer their registration to their new location.

Edet stated that as the fourth largest ethnic nationality in Nigeria, the Ibibios should use the opportunity availed by INEC to register en masse to reflect their strength so that their voices will be heard resoundingly in the 2023 general elections.

In a statement by the Special Assistant, Media/Press Secretary to Edet, Akparawa Pastor Idongesit Ikoni, and made available to CompassNG, Akparawa Edet commended the Akwa Ibom State government for its effort at mobilizing indigenes and residents of the state to participate in the CVR exercise.

He acknowledged the visible improvements in the country’s electoral process as evident in the recent off-season elections in some states, commending INEC for restoring confidence in the system.

The National Productivity Order of Merit, NPOM, recipient charged the electoral umpire not to rest on its oars, but to explore more innovations to further improve the electoral process and boost more public confidence.

He, however, expressed deep concern over the latest monster that reared its head in our electoral system, called vote buying; charging INEC and security agencies to come up with adequate measures to deal effectively with the ugly trend in order to protect the sanctity of the ballot.


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