Okowa gave the advice on Monday at the College of Education, Agbor during a one-day sensitisation/awareness programme on voter education in tertiary institutions, which was organised by the Directorate of Orientation, Governor’s Office in collaboration with the COE.
The governor, who was represented by the Commissioner for Information, Mr. Patrick Ukah, said the advice became necessary to enable the students to choose their leaders at the various levels of government.
“We will be failing in our duties if we fail to tell you of the power that you have as eligible voters; you have enormous electoral power to elect any candidate of your choice but you can only do this if you have your PVC,” Okowa stated.
While thanking the Directorate of Orientation and the COE, Agbor, for collaborating to organise the voter education, the governor urged the students to put what they were taught into practice by actively exercising their franchise in a responsible manner.
Earlier in his welcome address, the Executive Assistant to the governor on Orientation, Eugene Uzum, said the voter education would take place in all the tertiary institutions of learning in the state, adding that voter education was an essential ingredient needed to stimulate students’ interest in the electoral process.
In his goodwill message, the Provost, COE, Agbor, Dr Joseph Ukadike, said, “This workshop could not have come at a better time than now considering the fact that the country has always been yearning for violence-free electioneering.”