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
Gusau - The Zamfara State Government on
Thursday declared Friday, Feb. 6, as public holiday in the state to enable
civil servants and others collect their Permanent Voters Cards (PVCs).
Gov. Abdul'aziz Yari made the declaration in Gusau while
Yari said that the declaration was part of the state
government’s effort at ensuring that the people in the state collect their
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"We want everyone in our state to get his or her PVC
because that will allow them to exercise their fundamental human right,"
Yari called on those who had not collected their PVCs to
come out en mass and use the opportunity to collect their cards.
According to him, this is the only way for people to vote
for the candidate of their choice.