ABUJA – The All Progressives Congress (APC) women and youth has converged in Abuja to sensitise the residents to the importance of collecting their Permanent Voter Cards (PVCs) before March 28.
The crowd, which converged at the APC Presidential Campaign Organisation (APCPCO) Office, urged that the residents should take advantage of the shift in the general elections to collect their PVCs.
Reports say that the APC members went through major streets in Abuja and ended their march at the APC headquarters.
Speaking to newsmen before the procession, the Director, Women Mobilisation of the APCPCO, Hajiya Ramatu Tijani-Ali, noted that collection of the cards would empower eligible voters to exercise their franchise.
She also urged peaceful and credible polls.
According to her, the process to the desired change must be peaceful and non-violent.
“We are here to convince the citizens that our strength is our PVCs; they should be ready to use the six weeks to acquire their PVCs.
“They should make sure they are all out to tell their supporters to be undeterred, and relentlessly move from door-to-door, crusading, communicating and telling Nigerians that their votes must count.
“Our mandate must stay, our mandate must make a difference, our votes must count, but then, we must come out en-mass to vote.
Tijani-Ali canvassed for support for APC.
“This change that we so desire will come in peace, not in violence and not with violence,’’ she said.
She expressed confidence that the elections would hold as rescheduled.
“The world is waiting, the entire world is watching, March 28 will come to pass and we will exercise our franchise,’’ she added.
Tijani-Ali said the APC slated the sensitisation march for Saturday so as not to erase the day from the country’s history.
“As you all know, February 14 was supposed to be an election day in this country,’’ she said.