Senator Musiliu Obanikoro has urged citizenry especially eligible residents who have attained the voting age to go online en masse and register for the onward collection of their Permanent Voters Cards (PVCs).
He made this appeal following the commencement of the Continuous Voter Registration (CVR) nationwide by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) which started on Monday across the country.
Senator Obanikoro, a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) hereby commended INEC for easing the registration process through the opening of a portal.
The former minister of the Federal Republic of Nigeria noted that to vote during elections is not only a civic responsibility on the part of every citizen, but also a means through which citizens lay their stakes and participate in governance at all levels.
Obanikoro therefore charged young men and women who were just attaining the age of 18 and other affected persons to visit the INEC’s registration portal on https://cvr.inecnigeria.org for new voter registration, review of voter information, transfers of polling unit, update of information, collection of PVC and replacement of lost or damaged PVC.
He expressed: “The PVC remains an access to their voting right and power to determine their future, thereby determining who will govern them in their best interests in the forthcoming 2023 general elections and beyond. It equally serves other multiple purposes.”
It would be recalled that INEC recently launched a continuous voter registration portal which allows eligible voters to pre-register, update information and find registration centers.