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ACIOC Visits Ndon Clan, Preaches Against Electoral Violence.

By Our Reporter

As preparations for the 2023 general elections heats up, the Association of Concerned Indigenes of Okoyong Nation has embark on a sensitization tour to remote communities in Odukpani local government area of Cross River State. The association visited Ndon Clan, Odor in Odukpani LGA.

According to the president of the group, Pastor Effiong Ekpo the visit to Ndon Clan council was to sensitize youths, elders and women of the community on the need to eschew all forms of electoral violence as it is adverse to any meaningful development. The event which took place at the Clan council hall had in attendance leaders of the clan council and other community members.

Secretary of the clan council, Elder Chief Ene Okon who represented the clan council chairman expressed delight at the visit of the association and assured the group of their willingness to work with them archive the common goal of the association, which is to promote peace and unity in local community and the state at large.

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Some of the community members who spoke at the meeting also pleaded with the association to facilitate the deployment of INEC materials to the community to help them partake in the ongoing continuous voter registration exercise.

Responding, president of the association, expressed surprise that the community is still complaining about the issue of lack of participation in the ongoing voter registration exercise, He however, assured that he will work with the necessary authorities and leadership in Odukpani LGA to ensure that their request is granted.

Pastor Ekpo, addressing the people

He cautioned the youths in the community to avoid all forms of electoral violence or malpractices as the 2023 elections draws near.

Recall that during the last visit of ACIOC to the immediate past finance commissioner in the state, Hon Asuquo Ekpenyong, he had tasked the association to take its awareness campaign and sensitization effort to other communities across the state.

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