We’Il Call, Message New Registrants For The Collection Of Their Voter’s Card – Oyo INEC
The Independent National Electoral Commission’s ( INEC ) commissioner in Oyo State, Dr. Mutiu Agboke has said the commission will incorporate call and text messages into the strategies to contact people who have not collected their Permanent Voters Card, PVCs.
Agboke made this known at the stakeholders meeting Ibadan/Ibarapa Zone at Mapo Hall, Ibadan.
Dr. Agboke who stated that Ibadan North local government has the highest number of uncollected Permanent Voters Card, PVCs said the commission would always relate with political parties and not factional groups to create awareness about Continuous Voters’ Registration, CVR, which is a prelude to elections.
He emphasized the need for Nigerians to complete their registration process at various INEC local government offices after the online pre-registration exercise.
The Electoral Officer, Ibarapa East Local Government, Mr. Adedapo Aderibigbe while speaking on behalf of all INEC electoral officers in Oyo State said the forum was part of the commission’s voters’ education programme to ensure credible elections in 2023.
In their goodwill messages, member representing Ibadan North East/Ibadan South East Federal Constituency, Hon. Abass Agboworin, member representing Ibadan North State Constituency 2, Hon. Adebayo Babajide and the executive chairman, Ibadan North West, Alhaji Ramon Adepoju promised to mobilise people in their constituencies to register and collect their PVCs, urging religious leaders to always remind adherents to perform their civic responsibility.
The Divisional Police Officer, Ashi, Ibadan, Mrs. Rose Okonkwo restated that the police and other security agencies would continue to be partners in progress in the electoral process.
The highlight of the programme was a drama to sensitize Nigerians on the importance of registration, collection of PVCs, avoid double registration and transfer of voting.