A sociopolitical organization, Ohaneze Nidigbo, Northern Zone, has called on its members to remain wherever they reside in any part of the country to vote during the elections.
Chief Obinna Nwankwo, the president of the organization, made the call in a statement issued in Abuja on Friday.
He said the organization would sensitize the members on the importance of peace in any elections.
He also said the Federal Government and the relevant security authorities had been sensitive to security matters.
``The relevant authorities have put measures in place to ensure that lives and property are safe during and after the elections,'' he said.
Nwankwo also urged the members of the organization to obtain their Permanent Voter Cards (PVCs) before the March 22 deadline to qualify them for voting.
He said that the organization appreciated the decision of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to extend the deadline to enable more people to collect their PVCs.
He directed all the state chapters of the organization to ensure that all their members had their PVCs to participate in the elections. (NAN)