Seadogs takes PVCs collection sensitisation to markets, streets in Lagos
Urges Nigerians to vote credible candidates
Members of the National Association of Seadogs (NAS), at the weekend, took the Get-Your-PVCs (Permanent Voter Cards) campaign to Census and Aguda markets as well as streets in Surulere and its environs.
The group, led by Capoon, NAS, Lagos Mainland chapter, Nnamdi Agulonu, said it’s necessary to make the call to emphasise the election’s importance to Nigeria’s future.
The NAS, which also visited a collection centre, Enitan Primary School, Aguda, Surulere, on a fact-finding mission based on complaints, said it had also set up a body to monitor the exercise and ensure credible polls.
Agulonu said: “The intent of our campaign is to sensitise the people on the importance of collecting their PVC, ensuring they vote and also to ensure that their votes count. Collecting the PVC is a citizen’s civic responsibility, and voting as well is a civic responsibility. So, we are calling on the people not to sit at home, stay back and complain. They should come out, collect their PVCs and ensure they vote for the kind of leaders that will give them the kind of leadership they seek.
“From the interaction we had with the INEC officials, they assured us that each complaint brought by the electorate is being taken to Abuja.
“Experience in Nigeria has taught us that we must look for leaders that are honest to the course and yearnings of the people. Not just politicians that come to give us empty promises. Gone are those days of empty promises where politicians will come to tell us many things, get to office and start doing whatever they want.
“We are hoping that Nigerians this time will vote for credible leadership. Vote for leaders that have the interest of the people at heart, not just leaders that are there for their own personal gains and benefits. Nigerians should vote for leaders that are committed to move the country forward in all ramifications.”