Abuja - The Lagos State Government is set to
hold a one-day Voters Advocacy Programme on Thursday to enlighten the electorate on the importance of obtaining the Permanent Voter Cards (PVCs) and need to participate actively in the process leading to the 2015 general elections.
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Secretary to the State Government, Oluranti Adebule, added
that the enlightenment programme became imperative because the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) had ruled that only people with the cardswould be allowed to vote at the next general elections.
"In order not to be disenfranchised, we all need to take
every stage of the electoral process seriously and this is why as a proactive government, we have deemed it fit to equip our people with the necessary information they require to perform their civic responsibility," she said.
Adebula implored all Lagosians to attend and participate
actively in the awareness workshop as well as during the distribution of the PVCs by INEC. This will commence on Friday, ending on Sunday.
The Voters Advocacy Stakeholders Forum is to kick start
INEC's Permanent Voter Cards (PVCs) distribution and the Continuous Voter Registration (CVR) exercise in the State.
- CAJ News