Abiru rallies for voter registration, PVC collection
Politicians and volunteers have continued to urge eligible voters to register for the election and endeavour to obtain their Permanent Voter Cards (PVC).
It was in that frame that All Progressives Congress (APC) chieftain, Otunba Olusegun Abiru, held a mobilization rally at Lagos East senatorial district.
During the sensitization programme, which was aimed at encouraging the voters to obtain their PVC, thousands of people converged for a walk round Ikorodu town and its environs, sharing flyers and engaging on one-on-one discussions with eligible voters on the importance of getting the PVC.
The walk, which took off at the Ikorodu Ferry at Ebute, proceeded through Oriwu road, Ita Elewa, Eluku, Adeniran Ogunsanya, through Sabo, garage roundabout with a brief stop at Afin Oba Ayangbure of Ikorodu, Oba Kabir Adewale Shotobi’s palace and culminated at Ita Elewa open field.
In his remarks on the occasion, Abiru said the walk was in continued efforts to ensure the success of 2019 election and for voters to vote for candidates of their choice, which depends on the PVC.
He added: “Therefore we can not ignore the need to posses the PVC which is our political and economic power.
I cannot claim to be oblivious of the problems being encountered in the process of PVC collection, I want to encourage you to fight all the odds and disallow the challenges from disenfranchising you.”
Abiru disclosed that he has initiated dialoging with INEC officials on ways to facilitate the registration process, assuring that “in no distant date, the INEC office will come up with solutions to combat the challenges and solve the problems.
“This rally and the efforts put into it will not worth the wile if we cannot register about 90 Percent of eligible voters. Your PVC, the time to do that is now.
“Voting for the candidate of your choice is not only a constitutional demand but also a natural imperative.
Our population, particularly in Ikorodu division is put unofficially at five million and you know what that means if 90 Percent of eligible voters vote for their party/candidates and the consequent development arising there from,” he added.
The APC stalwart who is eyeing the senate seat, advised the youths to take the crusade as theirs, stressing that they are the leaders of not only the future, but now.
Abiru advised voters to shun money politics, which has he said has thwarted the growth of our nation, adding, “Do not sell your future on the platter of a well-oiled pottage. This is the time to take your destiny in your hands, nobody will do it for you.
We all have the choice to take any decision as deemed appropriate, but we must be prepared to accept the consequences of our choice.”
He also tasked them to eschew violence in the coming electioneering and discourage campaign of calumny and fabrications against political contenders.
“We must as a people strive to herald a new political culture devoid of desperation and anarchy,” he declared.