By John Alechenu, Abuja
Labor Party presidential candidate Peter Obi has urged Nigerians, especially his teeming supporters, to collect their permanent voter cards in order to be eligible to vote next month.
The PvdA candidate made the call in a special broadcast he made via social media, which was viewed on Friday.
He said that both Nigerian youths and elders should try to collect their PVCs as it would be impossible for them to vote for their favorite candidates without them.
According to him, the changes they want to see in their country start with the choice of the right leaders.
This, he said, can only be possible in a democratic environment like ours when citizens fulfill their civic duty by voting and making sure their votes count.
Obi said: “This is a critical and existential election for Nigeria and we should all try to vote and we can only vote if we have our PVC.
He reminded Nigerians who had yet to collect their PVCs to do so on or before the end of January.
The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC had announced the commencement of collection of PVCs at the departmental level today Friday, January 6, 2023 to end on January 15, 2023, after which collection will continue at the INEC offices at the local government level until January 22. 2023.
In another development, the Labor Party is optimistic about the growing number of messages of support its presidential candidate, Peter Obi, has received from leading Nigerian statesmen over the past week.
Former President Olusegun Obasanjo and First Republic Information Minister and South-South People’s Leader Edwin K. Clark and the leader of the Yoruba umbrella group, the Afenifere, Pa Ayo Adebanjo, opened the floodgate of messages of support with the founder and chancellor of Afe Babalola University, Ado Ekiti, Chief Afe Babalola (SAN) join their ranks.
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