Ondo Youths Organise PVC Hangout to Sensitise Public on Voting
A group of youths has sensitised their colleagues on the need to participate actively in politics, through aggressive collection of permanent voter cards, PVCs.
The youths, who are without party affiliation, gathered for the event, tagged”PVC Hangout”, which took place at the NBA house in Akure, Ondo State capital.
Representatives of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), the Nigerian Police, the Department of State Services (DSS), the National Orientation Agency (NOA), among others, were present at the programme.
In his opening speech, a
social media influencers, Yemi Fasipe said it is high time youths showed more interest in politics.
According to him, youths should convert the energy they used on the social media to collection of PVCs.
Fasipe who is the Converner of the programme said, “we all know that things are not going on well in this country. The economy is extremely hard and people are suffering.
“So, the youth must be ready to participate in politics by collecting their PVCs and making use of it on election day. We cannot continue to be social media critiques.
“We should be part of the electoral process from the beginning to the end. We have to take the centre stage and change the narrative.
Another speaker, Olusegun Akinsehinde urged youths to mobilise for the 2023 elections, by voting and monitoring their votes.
He added that the programme was organised to create awareness and make young eligible voters see reasons to be at the forefront of bringing the desired change to the country.
Speaking at the interactive session, the State Commissioner of Police, Oyebanji Oyeniran said security agencies will continue to provide adequate security for voters, INEC officials and corps members.
Represented by an Assistant Commissioner of Police, Otabor Nosa, Oyeniran said the police will continue to be unbiased in election matters.