- Residents of Lugbe axis of the Federal Capital Territory have been sensitise on the need to get their voters' card
- The sensitisation campaign was carried out by the GUTS foundation and about 1,000 people had their pre-registration sorted
- This sensitisation campaign is coming ahead of the 2023 general elections scheduled to hold in February next year
A foundation, GUTS, has been praised for its efforts in sensitizing people on the need to get their PVC. Specifically, the foundation was commended for taking its sensitization campaign to Lugbe axis of the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja.
Lugbe is a community along the airport road and had taken the pre-registration and the actual registration of voters lightly until the foundation stormed the area on Saturday, June 4.
Residents of the community reportedly came out en-mass after they were sensitized on the need to obtain their Permanent Voters Card (PVC) in order to be guaranteed a better future.
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No fewer than 1,000 people had their pre-registration sorted with the help of GUTS volunteers at the Lugbe Primary School.
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Attracted to the venue of the sensitization were young people who quality entertainment packaged by the foundation inspired.
The high points of the event were the various competitions put up to spice up the sensitization. Prizes were won including cash and T.Shirts. Other important items such as food were distributed to residents.
The organizers thanked the community members for their orderliness and urged them to follow up in order to get captured ahead of the 2023 elections.
PVC registration: Police dismiss claims of Igbo traders being attacked at INEC office
Meanwhile, some social media users on Thursday, June 9 claimed that the Ojo Local Government secretariat was invaded by thugs after the Alaba International Market traders besieged the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) office there for their Permanent Voters Cards (PVCs).
Some of those at the venue tweeted and shared videos alleging that INEC officials attempted to disenfranchise the traders because of their ethnic group.
But the spokesman of the Lagos state police command, Benjamin Hundeyin, dismissed the claims.
In a series of tweets, Hundeyin said:
“First, this wasn’t about Igbos. These are the facts behind the trending videos. The entire Alaba International Market decided to close the market today to enable the traders to register for their PVCs. A phased closure would have been better.