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Lagos residents urged to vote in 2015

05 November 2014, 20:20

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.

Also read: INEC to sanction political parties for violating election timetable

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



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