Group urges Lagos residents to get Permanent Voter Cards


Lagosians have been advised to obtain their Permanent Voter Cards, which will enable them to choose who will govern them in 2019.

The Chairman, Ikorodu Development Association (IKODASS), Mr Ganiu Abiru, at a ‘One Million-Man March for PVC’ rally on Saturday, added that the PVCs would ensure participation of Nigerians in Lagos and other states of the federation in the 2019 elections.

He said the rally was meant to sensitise the residents to the importance of obtaining their PVCs.

“Your PVC is your future; if you have not obtained your PVC, the time to do that is now.

“We know there are challenges in the process of PVC collection; but I want to encourage you to surmount the challenges in order to have a say in 2019.

“We are also speaking with INEC on ways to ease the process and I am sure that INEC will soon come up with ways to make the collection easier.”

The aspiring senator also advised youths to use their large numbers to take up leadership positions.

“The Not-too-young-to-rule law is to encourage youths to participate in politics. Nigerian youths must make efforts to be part of Nigeria’s greatness,” he added.

The Chairman, PVC Awareness Campaign Committee, Dr Fatai Abatan, said, “This rally is meant to engage the public on what they need to do in democracy; we want them to understand that one of the ways to effect changes in government is to participate in the political process, which has to do with getting their PVCs.”