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2019 general elections: Commissioner charges Ejigbo residents on PVC collection, solicits support for Ambode 


2019 general elections: Commissioner charges Ejigbo residents on PVC collection, solicits support for Ambode 

By Felix Kuyinu

With four days left for collection of Permanent Voters’ Card in readiness for 2019 general elections, residents of Ejigbo have been admonished to get their PVCs in order to enable them practice their civil right their most preferred aspirant into power.


The call was made by the Lagos State Commissioner for Home Affairs, Dr. Abdul-Hakeem AbfulLateef, who urged the residents to obtain their PVCs considering the approached deadline to do that so as not to be left out in the election exercises.

Addressing the electorate at the Ejigbo Mini Stadium in Lagos on the importance of getting their PVCs, AbdullLateef said that reports from the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) indicated that a lot of PVCs were yet to be collected, noting that the continuous voters’ registration would end across the country on August 17, according to INEC election time-table.

He hinted, “Your vote is your power to do and undo, giving you the chance to cast your vote for your preferred candidate. But before you will be able to do this, you need to get your PVC which is your ticket to have your preferred candidate voted into power. There are calls which state that lots of the PVCs are yet to be collected. Please we urge you to do so.”

Furthermore, the Commissioner appealed to the electorate to cast their votes in support of the incumbent Governor of Lagos State, Akinwunmi Ambode of the All Progressive Congress (APC), in the forthcoming gubernatorial election.


“Lagosians must prove to all Nigerians that we are ready to develop a common attitude toward the forthcoming gubernatorial election in 2019.

“We have experienced a governor who has integrated execution into strategy by doing more than he says. A governor who follows the tenets of good governance, rule of law, constitutional democracy, and all inclusive governance.

“We are not ready to change a winning team. We must be united regardless of our political parties and ideological differences in coming together to allow Akinwunmi Ambode complete the massive infrastructural renewal which is visible in all sectors throughout the five divisions of Lagos State.

“This will encourage future governors to do well, knowing fully well that Lagosians are reasonable people who will always put their political differences aside as a mark of respect for a selfless and hardworking governor like Akinwunmi Ambode,” AbdulLateef said .


In his remark, the Chairman of Ejigbo LCDA, Hon. Monsurudeen Bello, assured residents that security operatives would be deployed to the voter registration centers to ensure orderliness and their safety.

Bello also buttressed Abdulateef’s appeal on the re-election of Ambode who, according to him, has served the populace of Lagos State incredibly, stating that such acts deserves another term – an assertion affirmed by the crowd who disclosed their readiness for a massive support for Ambode as the election approaches.