Osun State Government has declared today, Monday, April 16, a public holiday across the state, in order to provide the opportunity for eligible voters to participate in the ongoing Continuous Voters Registration (CVR) exercise by registering with the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and collect their Permanent Voter Card (PVC) to be able to perform their civic responsibility when the election comes.
The Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Mr Adelani Baderinwa in a statement on Sunday said the registration and collection of PVC is an important aspect of the election and it requires the participation of eligible voters.
Baderinwa added that the essence of the public holiday is to allow government and non-government workers to register for voter’s card and for those that had registered to collect their PVC.
He urged people above 18 years old not to be nonchalant on the CVR and collection of PVC, adding that Monday is the last day for the voter registration exercise as declared by INEC.
For those whose PVC had been defaced or lost, Baderinwa implored them to go to the INEC registration centres in their various areas to register afresh, just as he warned against double registration, describing it as criminal.