utomi made this wake-up call on Saturday at Big Tent’s grassroots engagement for the ObiDatti movement with another round of the ‘Nigerian Clean Project’ in Lagos to promote a culture of clean mind, body and environment.

In a statement from Mr. Carlos OdiboDirector of Media and Communications of the Big Top, utomi said there was nojustification for ending the PVC collection exercise when many people have not collected theirs, despite making a good effort.”

The renowned professor of political economy said: “INEC must live up to the full meaning of its name by ensuring that its staff do not collude with political bandits to indirectly deprive millions of Nigerians.

“We have information that millions of Nigerians are being disenfranchised through the deliberate non-release of their PVCs. INEC must ensure that every registered voter has the opportunity to collect their PVC.

“It has been three days since INEC staff operating from Falomo Primary School, Ikoyi, Lagos, did not report to their post of duty and this is the recurring story everywhere,” he said.

Therefore, it recommended that private sector led organizations such as chambers of commerce, the economic summit group and civil society organizations could help INEC with the PVC distribution work.

According to him, this has become necessary.”since it seems that the INEC staff is stretched”.

Utomi also urged the international community to ensure that INEC does not compromise its independence through pressure from political elites. “who now know that their time is up.”

Noting that Nigeria could not survive another day of bad leadership, the president said most Nigerians had “decided to endorse the most credible, competent, young, energetic and trustworthy candidate in the Labor Party, Obi.”

Utomi, at the Clean Up Nigeria event which was also taking place simultaneously across the country, said it was time to invite everyone to look at where the country was and how much it needed cleaning up.

Utomi said:That cleaning starts from the physical, we need to clean our environment because climate change is real.

“We need to clear our consciences, because serving the people is a central demand of our citizenship, we need to clear our roads so that our country can prosper.”

He encouraged Nigerians to keep the environment clean.

Utomi said that by cleaning up the environment, “We set out to clean up corruption, clean up nepotism, clean up state capture, clean up the desire to dominate others because it really is fascism and it’s creeping into our politics.”

Utomi also noted that Africa continued to be home to significant forest belts that played a key role in absorbing carbon emissions and thus better positioning the country as part of the planet.

“If our young people are committed to saving the planet, it can be a way out for a variety of things, a way out to really save the advance of the desert towards our country that has a direct relationship with poverty.

“Our concern is to stop the desert, to build a green army from which we can receive enormous credit for our country.” Utomi said.

The professor, therefore, said that he hoped that the youngsters would earn as soon as possible. president kennedy told the youth of America.

“Ask not what your country can do for you, but what you can do for your country” Utomi quoted Kennedy as saying.

He said: “With the youth of Nigeria going around, cleaning up our rural areas as we are cleaning up our urban areas, we will be able to generate an economic machine that will move our economy forward.

“But more importantly, we will be able to get young people to connect, face the problems of the present and learn how to change their country, take control of their country, clean up the environment, clean up their consciences and give us a new life. country of which we can all be proud”.

NAN recalls that INEC had set December 12, 2022 to January 22 for PVC collection before the commission extended the deadline to January 29.