Declare work free day for PVC collection, organisation tells Soludo

collection of PVCs

THE Civil Liberties Organisation (CLO) has called on Gov. Charles Soludo of Anambra to declare a work-free day for Permanent Voter’s Card (PVC) collections in the state.

The organisation said this on Monday in a statement signed by its State Chairman, Mr Vincent Ezekwueme, and the Secretary, Mr Chidi Mbah.

According to the statement, made available to newsmen in Onitsha, the CLO called on Gov. Soludo to declare a work-free day for PVC collections in the state.

“We decried with great disdain for registrants to collect their voter’s cards less than a week to the end of PVC stipulated time by Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).

“The lukewarm attitude of citizens during the voter’s registration exercise is still rearing its ugly head in PVC collections, notwithstanding the low voting strength of the state and southeast.

“It is of prime importance to remind citizens that voter’s card is the only leeway and power to enthrone good governance and leaders and vote out inept, corrupt and self-serving leaders,” the group said.

The organisation said it is unfortunate, pathetic and despicable that the southeast people have not understood the important of power, hence their political participation is below expectations.

“Let us change the pathetic narrative by mobilising and sensitising residents, citizens and Nigerians to collect their PVCs and be ready and willing to cast votes with their conscience and conviction during next month elections. (NAN)