Collect your PVCs, partake in 2023 elections, Oba Yoruba Kano urges Nigerians  

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Professor Risqua Shehu Arabu
Oba Yoruba Kano, Alh. Murtala Alimi Otisese,

Collect your PVCs, partake in 2023 elections, Oba Yoruba Kano urges Nigerians  

The Oba Yoruba of Kano, Alhaji Murtala Alimi Otisese (Adetimirin I), has urged Nigerians who participated in the just concluded Continuous Voters Registration (CVR) exercise to ensure that they also pursue the collection of their Permanent Voters Card (PVC) as soon as the exercise begins.

The Oba Yoruba made this appeal during a courtesy call on the Kano State Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC), Professor Risqua Shehu Arabu, OON, on Thursday.

The Oba made the visit alongside members of Oba in Council of Yoruba Traditional Council in Kano.

He said the visit was to render his support to “the process that will further enrich our democratic culture.”

According to him, custodian of culture and traditions should not only be heard “but also seen at this critical junction of our national life.”

“Please go out enmass to collect your PVC,” he told Nigerians

Against the coming general elections in 2023, he urged Nigerians to “be committed towards ensuring that they exercise their franchise to achieve a free, fair and credible election.

“For us as traditional leaders, we are deeply committed towards ensuring peaceful environment for democracy to thrive in our Country, while fully supporting the need for full implementation of the law against the defaulters.

“So, ladies and gentlemen, come 2023 General Elections, Nigerians should not relent in being committed towards casting their vote, ensuring that their vote counts in a very peaceful manner as peace is indeed the pillar of development and we all must keep working to sustain the peace.

“I want to assure INEC of my Palace commitment towards working with all critical stakeholders in our journey of national development and INEC 2023 not an exception.”

He commended Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje and all the five Emirate Councils in Kano State “under the chairmanship of His Highness, Alhaji Aminu Ado Bayero for setting the pace for peace to prevail during and after the election.

 

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