Dr. Mike Omeri
Dr. Mike Omeri

Osogbo- Dr Martins Lawrence, the Osun State Director, National Orientation Agency (NOA), has said that the agency had begun rural door- to -door sensitisation of the electorate on the collection of Permanent Voter Cards (PVC).
Lawrence told newsmen  in Osogbo that the agency was visiting villages, markets, palaces, churches, mosques as well as motor parks for the exercise.
He said the agency adopted the approach so as to reach people at the grassroots directly.
“Majority of the people we are dealing with are at the grassroots because majority of the electorate reside in the rural areas.
“And that is why we are going from door to door to sensitise the people.’’
The director, who noted that the approach had yielded a lot of good, said a large number of people had collected their PVC in the state.
According to him, many electorate collected their PVC which enabled them to vote during the August  9, 2014, governorship election in the state, adding that those who did not collect in 2014, were collecting now.
“And according to our survey, majority of those who are yet to collect their PVC are those who are not residing in the state but who only came to the state to register.”
The director said the agency would not relent in its sensitisation campaign and urged political stakeholders to allow maturity and reasoning to guide their utterances.
He charged politicians not to see election as a do or die affair.