A leading House of Representatives aspirant for the Ilorin East/South Federal Consistency under the umbrella of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), Alhaji Ibrahim Bolaji Alege, on Saturday, called on party members, including youths to participate actively in the ongoing INEC’s Continuous Voter Registration (CVR) as that would allow them the leeway to participate actively in the forthcoming 2023 General Elections.
Alege made this call while speaking with newsmen in Ilorin on why PDP members must participate actively in voters’ registration to get the desired change.
The academician emphasized that their first responsibility as PDP members is to register as voters and obtain Permanent Voters’ Card (PVC), because it is the most important weapon that is needed for the battle ahead of the party.
“Members of PDP in Kwara State and youths must participate in the ongoing Independent National Electoral Commission Continuous Voters’ Registration for them to actively take part in the choice of leaders in the 2023 General Elections.
“Voters’ card is very important to enable us participate during the election. I want to appeal to members and youths who are yet to register for their PVC to see the registration as part of their contribution to the party and ensure that we record all-round victory in the forthcoming General Elections”, he said.
Alege, who called on party Stewards, INEC and CSOs to continue the sensitisation of the populace on the importance of PVC, stated that the PVC is the only way the youth could engage in politics and shape the affairs of the country.
According to him, a new Nigeria is possible only if we could arm ourselves with their PVCs to engage political leaders and ensure that those not performing or the political misfits were now allowed to get into political offices through popular votes.
“The country needs new and progressive ideas, based on modern knowledge, driven by technology, for it to move ahead and fulfill its destiny in the comity of nations,’’ he added.