The governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Lagos State, Jimi Agbaje, on Saturday, urged the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to review and repeat the distribution of Permanent Voters Card/Registration (PVCs) in the state.
He made the call at a rally in Lagos organised by Goodluck Ebele Jonathan (GEJ) Support Groups, NGO’s, marketers and traders to endorse President Jonathan and Agbaje for 2015.
It would be recalled that complaints had continued to trail the distribution and registration of fresh voters by INEC in Lagos. Many willing voters could not get their cards due to logistics problems by INEC.
The electoral body, however, gave assurance that no Nigerian of voting age would be left out of the process of obtaining his or her PVC for 2015.
Addressing supporters at the rally, Agbaje said INEC must act swiftly to ensure that those that are still complaining were attended to.
“There are still so many people in Lagos that may be disenfranchised from the process. Lagos is not like other states. The population makes is different.
“The disappointment of most of the voters in obtaining the PVC may put them off and discourage them from participating in the 2015 polls,” Agbaje said.
He, however, urged the residents not to be deterred but to continue to visit INEC offices across the states for the collection of the cards. On his plans for Lagos, the PDP candidate said he would ensure very rapid development in all sectors if elected in 2015.
“With a change in government in Lagos come 2015, the state will change to a state of the arts city in the next ten years,” Agbaje said.
In his address, the Lagos State Chairman of PDP, Tunji Shelle, said people should only vote for politicians who discuss issues and how they are prepared to proffer solution to them as politicians begin to campaign for votes.
“Nothing will stop the PDP from winning in Lagos because our mission is to rescue the state from oppression. The agitation of the people and residents of Lagos for a change of government with a human face in Lagos is part of our agenda.”
Source: Daily Independent