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
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.