ABUJA – The Association of Edo Community Leaders in the FCT under the leadership of Mr. Dickson Omoregie has urged the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to assist in facilitating the transfer of eligible and willing voters in FCT who have retired, as well as those who have relocated their businesses to Edo state to enable them vote in the forthcoming election.
Omoregie, President of the body which represents stakeholders and leaders in FCT made the request on Saturday in a letter written to INEC.
A copy which was made available to newsmen said it has become very necessary for all to participate in elections at home and future elections.
While submitting the letter to INEC in Abuja, Omoregie advised the eligible voters that the purpose of going to exercise their franchise does not include causing a crisis that will put Edo state in a bad light.
He also advised the youth in the state not to allow themselves to be used by politicians to cause trouble.
According to him, those politicians can reconcile themselves on a drinking table within three minutes.
“We will have no other state if we decide to tear our dear state to pieces,’ he said.
The chairman, while congratulating the flag bearers for the forthcoming election, appealed to them to see themselves as brothers and focus on activities that will bring development to the state and not for individual gains.
He further told them that posterity would judge them if they use utterances that could stir crisis just to score temporal political gains at the detriment of the state.
“This is an opportunity to show example for the younger ones to follow.
“Your predecessor did not tear Edo State to Pieces hence we have a state today and that the death of one person is a minus to their expected achievements,’ he said.
Omoregie encouraged community and religious leaders to preach peace to their subjects to ensure that Edo state would continue to soar high in their cultural values.