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Ogun to declare public holiday for PVC collection

2015-02-02 22:27
A ballot box filled with ballot is pictured before being counted by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) at a polling station in Yenagoa in Bayelsa State ~ PIUS UTOMI EKPEI

Abeokuta - Gov. Ibikunle Amosun of Ogun on Monday promised to declare a public holiday to enable the people to collect their Permanent Voter Cards (PVCs).

Amosun made the promise at Ajebo ward 11 in Obafemi/Owode Local Government Area of the State during his re-election campaign rally.

The governor said the state government would not relent in the voters’ education and sensitisation on the importance of the PVCs, if the INEC was ready to distribute the cards.

"We can't just declare holiday when the cards are not ready; we are doing everything to sensitise our people on the importance of the cards," Amosun said.

The governor promised to commence work on the OGTV- Kajola - Obafe- Ajebo road if re-elected.

He commended the former governor of the state, Chief Olusegun Osoba, who constructed the road during his tenure.

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"We should not deceive ourselves, the topographic texture of the road is not favourable, so the road needs a concrete work; it is part of our first assignment if re-elected.

"I want to appeal to our people to bear with us as we are now set to embark on the development of the rural areas,” he said.

Also speaking, Amosun's running mate, Mrs Yetunde Onanuga, advised women to vote for the governor, who she described as a gender friendly governor.

Onanuga urged them not to sell their voter cards to some deceitful politicians, saying that it would amount to mortgaging their future and that of their children.


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