The National Youth Council of Nigeria, Cross River State Chapter in collaboration with the Office of the Speaker, Cross River State House of Assembly, and Central Senatorial candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) on Tuesday flagged off a voters education sensitization campaign to galvanize awareness on voters apathy in the Central Senatorial District in preparation for the 2023 general election.
The campaign tagged “Operation show your PVC”, was flagged off in the six Local Government Areas of the Central by the Speaker, Rt. Hon. Eteng Jonah Williams.
The Speaker who was represented by his Chief Press Secretary, Hope Obeten, disclosed that fresh registration in the ongoing Continuous Voter Registration across the country has hit over 10 million. He urged the community members to avail themselves of the opportunity to register and obtain their voter cards in the ongoing exercise.
He said, “your voter’s card is your power and it is important to have it, preserve it and save it because it is a decider to a better future for us and our children.”
Also speaking, the Chairman, NYCN-CRS, Comrade Dan Obo, reiterated the importance of getting a permanent voter’s card.
According to him, “Voting is your right, do not sell your votes or your cards, try and be part of the people who will decide for the future of the country through your votes”
He maintained that the Youth Council is nonpartisan and nonpolitical but will continue to collaborate with individuals and organizations that mean well to the people and support
The major high point of the exercise was a sensitization walk. The crowd numbering over 1,000 youths moved round major streets in Ikom town sensitizing the populace on the need to get their voter’s cards. The march terminated at the Ikom Township Stadium.
In attendance were coordinators of the National Youth Council of Nigeria drawn from the 6 local government areas of the central.
Also in attendance were present and past state executive members of the Youth Council.