Mrs Soludo Repeats Call On Anambra Registered Voters To Collect PVCs
Written by City Radio on January 31, 2023
Ahead of the fifth February 2023 final deadline for the collection of Permanent Voter Cards, PVCs, across the country, wife of the Governor of Anambra State, Mrs Nonye Soludo, has appealed to registered voters residing in the state who have not collected theirs to see it as a top priority.
Mrs Soludo, who made the appeal in Awka, observed that despite extension of deadline by the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, many people in the state who registered for PVCs are yet to turn up at the designated collection points to collect their PVCs.
She said that the final concession by INEC is enough grace time for those who desire a change in the political future of the country to arm themselves with what she described as an important electoral tool, regretting that despite increased awareness and advocacy, most people are still showing indifference.
The Governor’s wife also expressed worry at the reports of low turnout of registered voters at different PVC collection venues in the South East region, and noted that though voting is a voluntary civic responsibility, those who approach its process with apathy have no complete basis to criticize the political system.
Mrs Soludo also commended INEC for expanding the collection points down to political party wards, as well as extending the collection time by additional two hours from nine o’clock in the morning to five in the evening daily, including Saturdays and Sundays.
She further called on religious, educational, socio-cultural and political institutions to further raise the awareness on collection of PVCs among their members, maintaining that true political change resides only with those that have prepared very well for it.