The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Niger state chapter has called on Christians in the state to get their Permanent Voter Cards (PVCs) to elect good leaders of their choice.
The Catholic Bishop of Kontagora and the state CAN Chairman, Most Rev. Bulus Yohanna, made the call in Minna, during a democracy day message to the Christian faithfuls in the state.
Yohanna explained that registering with the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to acquire the PVCs and coming out on election day to exercise their civic responsibility would determine who governs them.
According to him, this is a clarion call on all of us, remember the 2023 general election is around the corner and we are the determinants of who governs us in the next political dispensation. The final lap towards carrying out your civic duty as an electorate starts from getting your PVC so you can vote on election day.
The Chairman urge Christians to participate actively in politics, either as members of political parties or as electorate
He stressed the importance of the ongoing continuous registration exercise by INEC and the need for the people to participate in the exercise to enable them vote candidates of their choice into power.
It is necessary to vote into power those who can fix our roads, build hospitals, ensure our children get better education, provide security, all the basic amenities and then secure the future of the country he said.
He added that to avoid regrets in the future, adults of voting age in Nigeria must get their PVCs in preparation for the 2023 general election.
The bishop urged Nigerians to arm themselves with their PVCs to determine their future, saying that, “your vote is your power.” He called on INEC to publish centres for the collection of PVCs to enable those who had registered online to pick up their cards. (NAN