Youths in Abuja defy torrential rain, push to register for PVC

Youths in the FCT defied torrential rainfall on Tuesday to register for their voters cards at the open air Continuous Voters Registration (CVR).

The on-going open air Permanent Voter Cards registration is being organised by the Independent National Election Commission (INEC), the European Union (EU) and Civil Society Organisations (CSOs).

The open air PVC registration was part of activities preceding the “Youth Vote Count 2.0 Mega Concert’’ scheduled to hold on June 25, at the Old Parade Ground, Abuja.

A youth, Miss Rosemary Okereke, who spoke with NAN, commended the initiative.

“What actually brought me here is to transfer my PVC from my State to Abuja to enable me vote.

“The organisers really tried; they did their best; it is just that the crowd outnumbered them initially.

“Most of us got the information on Twitter, so my advice for other people is that, it is real.

But Mr. Sor Orduen, told NAN that the process was hectic.

“It is worth the effort, so what I am telling youths is to get the voters card.

“I am very sure with this, we can change the government to the one that will favour us,” he said.

A youth corps member, Miss Sandra Edeh, commended the organisers for the initiative aimed at assisting youths to collect the PVCs.

Earlier, INEC Resident Electoral Commissioner for FCT, Yahaya Bello, said the commission deployed more than 50 registration machines and 150 personnel for the exercise.

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