The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has appealed to traditional rulers to support the commission in the forthcoming general elections.
During a sensitization visit to Nekede ancient kingdom in Owerri, Imo State, INEC officials led by the National Commissioner in charge of South East, Mrs Gladys Nwafor and the Resident Commissioner in Imo State, Gabriel Ada urged traditional rulers to use the opportunity of their closeness to the grassroots to assist the commission in conveying vital information on the need for rural dwellers to collect their permanent voter cards.
The team also took time to address a cross section of women in the community and also sensitize them on how they should vote on the day of the elections.
However, the paramount traditional ruler in Nekede ancient community, Stephen Agunmanu promised to support the commission in disseminating the necessary information to his people and ensure that elections in the area is violence free.
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