Youths engage in door-to-door campaign for PVC collection in Lagos


SOME youths in Epe division of Lagos have engaged in door-to-door and house-to-house sensitisation of youths and residents on collection of Permanent Voter Cards (PVCs), ahead of the forthcoming general elections.

The youth told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in separate interviews on Thursday that the sensitisation had become necessary to stimulate youths and residents to collect their PVCs.

Mr Gbolahan Rasaki, a youth coordinator in Epe, said that the gesture was to mobolise more youths and residents to collect their PVCs in order to be able to exercise their franchise during the forthcoming elections.

According to him, some youths have collected their PVCs while others have not, hence the need to engage in mass movement to encourage those yet to collect theirs to do so.

“The entire team and myself have collected our voter cards and we want other youths to do so.

“This is the only weapon we can use to elect good leaders into governance; therefore, it is necessary to collect our PVCs,” he said.

Mr Demola Olufowobi, another youth leader in Epe, commended the state and federal governments for the mass campaign on radio, newspapers and the social media for citizens to collect their voter cards.

He, however, said that since government alone could not do it, there was the need for the youth in Epe to also engage in door-to-door and house-to-house campaign.

“This is a right step in the right direction, so that those who are reluctant in collecting their voter cards to do so before the forthcoming elections,” he said.

Also, Ms Peju Akanji, a female youth leader, urged the youth to go to their wards to collect their voter cards.

“If you do not collect your PVCs to elect good people into governance, whoever that emerges will rule the country for the next four or eight years.

“Therefore, it is very necessary to get your voter cards to vote for your preferred candidates so that Nigeria can have good administrators for the next dispensation,” she said.

Mr Sultan Teslim, a resident, described the attitude of some people toward collecting their PVCs was poor and not encouraging.

“The council chairmen and representatives need to do more to encourage residents to collect their voter cards,” he said. (NAN)