Governor Emmanuel Uduaghan of Delta State has called for rigorous voter education to reduce the number of void votes in the forthcoming general elections.
Dr. Uduaghan made the call on Thursday when the Peoples Democratic Party campaign train berthed at Warri South Local Government Area of Delta State.
According to Uduaghan, the fixing of all the national elections in one day and that of the state elections on another day may confuse unenlightened voters.
He reiterated that voters deserved to know how to vote well ahead of the elections to avoid situations where there will be mix up of votes that could lead to void votes.
“Voters education is very necessary for prospective voters to know how to vote,” he said.
The governor, who introduced all the candidates of PDP in the general elections to the crowd that gathered at the Warri Township Stadium for the rally, called on Nigerians to re-elect President Goodluck Jonathan and vote for Senator Ifeanyi Okowa as governor of Delta State.
Uduaghan emphasized that all the candidates of the PDP should be voted for in the general elections for the gains of democracy to be sustained.
Senator Okowa in his speech promised to run an all inclusive government where Deltans will be consulted and be well informed about government activities.
Okowa, canvassing the votes of the people, described the PDP as the most consistent political party in Nigeria, with well defined programmes.
Governor Uduaghan had earlier introduced all the candidates of the PDP in the general elections to the Olu of Warri, Ogiame Atuwatse II, who gave them his royal blessings.
A former Minister of State for Defence, Dr. Roland Oritsejafor, speaking at the palace, described Dr. Okowa as a credible candidate.
Oritsejafor said: “This party, PDP, has always been in government and the governorship flag bearer has shown integrity, our expectation is very high and we know his predecessors have laid a foundation which will make him take Delta to greater heights.”
Okowa promised the monarch that his administration will consolidate on peace and unity of Delta State, asserting: “God is with us in this project.
“We thank you for receiving us.”