Rotimi Akeredolu, the governor of Ondo Statutory, has proclaimed Tuesday, January 24, a state holiday in order to collect Permanent Voters Cards.
The public holiday will make it easier for eligible voters in the state to pick up their PVCs at the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) approved centers in their respective Local Government Areas, according to a statement by the Governor’s Chief Press Secretary, Richard Olatunde.
“The significance of the next elections cannot be overstated,” it said. We must act immediately to solve Southwest’s low PVC collection rate. Regardless of party affiliation, it is critical for our people to comprehend that the PVC gives them the right to install the political leaders they wish.
“We are forced to make this choice in order to let our people benefit from this opportunity and collect their PVCs. All of us need to fulfill our civic obligations.
The Abia government has declared Monday and Tuesday as PVC collection holidays.
“All political appointees and other government employees are also directed to return to respective local governments and wards to encourage our citizens to collect their PVCs,” the statement continued.