LAGOS – Monsignor Gabriel Osu, the Director, Social Communications, Catholic Archdiocese of Lagos, on Thursday urged Nigerians to obtain their permanent voter cards in order to enable them vote in 2015 general elections.
Osu told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos that eligible voters should not be tired of going after their voter cards.
“We are all encouraged, persuaded to go and register and get our permanent voter cards, which Nigerians are not tired of.
“You can see, at least in Lagos and all over the country, how people have trooped out to go and register.
“Unfortunately, INEC (Independent National Electoral Commission) has got more than four years to prepare for this.
“They gave us all the assurances that all is well, because it’s so strange that up till now, they have not done what they should do.
“If they have four years and we are still where we are, I don’t know the magic they can perform.
“Even myself, I don’t have permanent voter cards, I have gone there my name is there, all the people I see no way.
“No matter what the excuses they give, we are tired of excuses, we ought to get it right; Nigerians should insist that they must collect their voter’s cards and vote.
“Exercise our right,” he said.
Also speaking, the Prelate of Methodist Church Nigeria, Most Rev. Kanu Uche, urged Nigerians to take advantage of the exercise and collect their voter cards.
“Every Nigerian must play his or her part in the election to ensure that only credible people who have the interest of the country at heart are voted into office,” Uche said. (NAN)