Governor Rotimi Akeredolu has declared Tuesday, January 24, a public holiday in Ondo state for collection of PVC.
In a statement released by the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Richard Olatunde, it was stated that the public holiday will help eligible voters in the state collect their Permanent Voters Cards (PVCs) at the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) designated centres in their respective Local Government Areas.
“The importance of the forthcoming elections cannot be overemphasised. There is an urgent need for us to address the low rate of PVCs collection in the Southwest. Beyond partisan lines, it is imperative that our people understand that the PVC is their license to enthrone desired political leadership.
“We are constrained to take this decision to enable our people take this advantage and collect their PVCs. It’s important that we all exercise our civic responsibilities.
“All political appointees and other government functionaries are also directed to return to their local governments and wards to encourage our people to collect their PVCs.”