The Agege Local Government Area in Lagos State says it has organised sensitisation campaign to encourage residents in collecting their Permanent Voters Cards (PVCs) before the the 2023 general elections.
The Vice-Chairman of the council, Mr Oluwagbenga Abiola, made this known in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on the sideline of a pro-APC mega rally held at the Agege Stadium in Lagos on Sunday.
NAN recalls that INEC says 37,832 of 60,370 newly printed Permanent Voter Cards (PVCs) for new registrants are still uncollected in Lagos State, six months after release.
INEC explained that the old PVCs collected up till Oct. 21 was 5,644,239 while the total uncollected old PVCs as at the same time is 926,052.
The commission noted that the total uncollected new PVCs as at Oct. 21, is 37,832.
Abiola, who is also the Convener of the Obasa Youths Crusade (OYC), said the campaign was part of the programme against uncollected voters cards at the designated collection points in the state.
“This campaign is part of our awareness programme on PVC collection and several youths have come today with their voters cards.
“Firstly, the youths have come out with their PVCs to declare supports for our Presidential Candidate, Sen. Bola Tinubu, and the Lagos State House of Assembly Speaker, Mr Mudashiru Obasa.
“The youths are now going back to their various communities to inform their neighbours on the need to collect their PVCs in various local governments and collection points in the state.
“This is an opportunity for people that are yet to collect their voters card in order to cast their votes for all our party’s Candidate in the forthcoming election,” he said.
Abiola promised Tinubu that the campaign group would secure five million votes while in Agege, the group would get more than 200,000 votes in the 2023 election.
According to him, “With the huge gathering we have seen today, if over 40,000 can come out with their PVCs and they can bring just 10 people each on the election day to vote then you know what will happen.
The convener said the campaign was a success and first of its kind in the country and together the youths would go into the poll to show the world that APC would win the general election.
He assured that Tinubu would defeat other presidential candidates to emerge as the president while Obasa would speak again in 2023.