As the deadline for registration of voters for 2023 General Elections comes to a close on Sunday, 31st of July, the Ogun State Governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun, MFR has declared Tuesday, 26th July, 2022 as a work-free day in the State.
In a statement issued in Abeokuta on Sunday by his Chief Press Secretary, Kunle Somorin, the Governor said the “one-day public holiday is to provide a window for all workers in the state, who have either lost their cards, not registered or who might need to travel to their wards, local government areas and constituencies to perfect their Permanent Voters Registration or transfer their cards, where necessary, to enable them to participate in the next general elections”.
“As an inclusive, participatory, and accountable government, the role of PVCs to the citizens cannot be overemphasized,” the statement added.
The Governor, therefore, urged all eligible adults to seize the opportunity of the holiday to go home to their different wards and constituencies to search for their Registered Voter Cards (PVCs), fill out the claims and objections forms, and transfer the PVCs where necessary, the statement concluded.
The National Coordinator of BAT PROJECT’23; Hon. HASSAN Ali Makinta has called on all the Executive members of Ogun State BAT PROJECT’23 and all the APC members to seize this opportunity to reach out to their respective localities and sensitize the people on the need to be involved in our electoral process and the only way to do so is by registering and making oneself eligible to chose our next set of leaders democratically.