- Kebbi state Governor Atiku Bagudu urged the commissioners in the state to relocate to their localities, to enlighten eligible voters on CVR and collection of PVCs
- Governor Bagudu noted that the commissioners have a huge role to play in their localities
- He said the total number of votes cast in the 2015 general election was lower than the registered voters
Kebbi state Governor Alhaji Atiku Bagudu has directed the commissioners in the state to relocate to their localities, to enlighten eligible voters on Continuous Voter Registration (CVR) and collection of Permanent Voters Cards (PVCs).
News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Bagudu gave the directive when he presided over a meeting of All Progressives Congress’ stakeholders (APC) in Birnin Kebbi on Tuesday, July 31.
The governor said the directive became imperative, to enable voters in the state exercise their civic responsibility in the 2019 general elections.
“In 2015, over 1.2 million registered with INEC in Kebbi state. But surprisingly, in spite subsequent collection of the PVCs by our people, the total number of votes cast in the 2015c general election was lower than the registered voters.
“The commissioners have a huge role to play in their localities go back and enlighten the on the importance of PVCs collection, as citizens of this country and indigenes of Kebbi state.”
The governor promised to provide the necessary support toward the success of the voters’ registration.
He said that the exercise should cover all eligible voters in the state before the closure of the exercise on the Aug.17.
The governor reaffirmed the resolution of the people of the state to adopt President Muhammadu Buhari as the presidential candidate of the APC, with commitment to vote massively for him.
Earlier, the state chairman of the party, Alhaji Bala Kangiwa, emphasised the importance of unity among party members and called on them to mobilise eligible voters to participate in CVR and obtain their PVCs.
Meanwhile, NAIJ.com had reported that President Buhari expressed his sympathy with the people of Kebbi state on the flood disasters that have destroyed farmlands and engendered considerable losses of crops and homes.
According to a statement signed by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, the president said he was highly touched by the sheer scale of the losses suffered by the hard-working farmers in the state.
Reacting to the latest outbreak of the natural disaster that has affected a number of states in this year’s rainy season, President Buhari said he was "highly touched by the sheer scale of the losses suffered by our hard working farmers in Kebbi state."
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