The member of the Lagos State House of Assembly, representing Ifako-Ijaye Constituency 01, Hon. Adewale Temitope, has appealed to eligible voters of the local government, who are yet to pick up their permanent voters cards(pvc) to ensure that they are collected and voted to avoid voter apathy.
He was speaking at the 8th edition of the Lagos State House of Assembly Stakeholders meeting recently held at Ifako-Ijaye Local Government Secretariat, Idiagbon, Ifako, Lagos.
He said it is only with their PVCs that the residents could carry out their civic obligation in the 2023 general election.
Also speaking at the occasion, the INEC officer in the local government, Mr. Joshua Kayode Adelusi, who sensitized the residents on the importance of the inec registration and the coming election, pleaded with the residents to ensure that they register and collect their PVCs to vote in 2023 general elections.
He said that about 100,000 PVCs have not been collected in the local government while urging those who have not gotten their voters cards to visit the INEC office at Bamgboye, Kola area, Ojokoro to pick them up.
He also appealed to the residents and especially those who are up to the required age, 18 to take advantage of the extension of the registration by the national body to register in various locations and so as to vote in 2023 general election.
Meanwhile, among the highlights of the discussion is the challenge confronting the residents on registration and collection of new voters cards.
Both the former council chairman, Hon. Demola Doherty and the APC State Treasurer, Hon. Deaconess Funke Olaleye also mentioned some of the problems encountered by the residents and the inec officer promised to look into it.
The chairman of the Ifako-Ijaye chapter of the Community Development Committee, Pastor Olu Opajobi and Oba- elect, High Chief Gbolahan Ogundimu also promised to mobilize the residents towards the continue INEC registration, as they urged residents to collect their voters cards.
Earlier, the chairman of the local government, Prince Usman Hamzat, in his welcome speech also urged eligible residents to come out and register and collect their new cards.
He urged the party members and other stakeholders to mobilize for registration and collection of voter registration, saying that the coming election is very critical to him and the entire South-West because of the caliber of those contesting next year’s elections, ranging from the national leader of the party, who is the APC Presidential candidate, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu, the Senate, the reps and state assembly seats.