Everyone in Kogi state have been called upon to register and collect their permanent voters’ card in the ongoing INEC Continuous Voters’ Registration (CVR) exercise at the various local government centres in the state.
The call was made in a press statement issued by a political leader in Kogi State, Mr. Inaju U. Inaju.
Inaju said eligible residents of Kogi state must take advantage of the opportunity provided by INEC to register and get their voters’ card.
“Kogi indigenes and residents who have reached voting age and have not registered must do so immediately by visiting any of the INEC registration centers in the state to be registered.
“When every eligible voter in Kogi state is registered, the state strength in the next federal election will increase and this will lead to an increase in our stakes at the federal level.
“Only registered voters can vote and only voters can decide how the state and the country is governed”, Inaju added.
Failure to register and vote in all elections is not only a disservice to Kogi State, the country and our respective communities, but it also takes away our collective power to decide who leads us and how we are lead, leaving us at the mercy of few politicians who may not have the interest of the state at heart.”
Inaju notes that “citizens participation in democratic process determines how the society will progress, therefore, exercising your right to vote is crucial in deciding who makes political decisions that will affect your life in our democratic process. To vote and be voted for is a an inalienable right, remember, no PVC, no vote”, Inaju concluded.
Inaju U. Inaju is a strategic communications specialist with years of experience. He has worked in different capacities in Liberia, Sierra Leone, Ethiopia, Sudan and South Sudan. He is the founder and CEO of Grandpa International, a communications and PR consultancy firm that published Freetonia Magazine in Sierra Leone.