The Chairman of the House of Representatives Committee on Public Accounts and Lagos West Senatorial District candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the 2015 general election, Hon. Solomon Adeola, has stated that a 100 percent Permanent Voter’s Card (PVC) collection before election is not possible due to a variety of reasons.
Speaking to hundreds of APC youth leaders from Lagos West Senatorial District who paid him a solidarity visit ahead of the March 28, 2015 election on Sunday, 15th March, 2015, Hon. Adeola said from the statistics of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Lagos state has attained 81 percent PVC collection adding that the collection rate will definitely improves further before the end of time allotted for it.
“It is not possible to have a 100 percent PVC collection. Lagos has attained 81 percent as at last count. Some people would have been deceased while others like youth corp members would have relocated from where they register and may not want to make effort to go to their old location,” he said adding that those complaining against PVC collection at this point are not prepare for election and are only afraid of their imminent defeat at the polls.
Hon Adeola urged the youth leaders to continue to preach for those with PVCs not to sell their cards as some political parties are bent on disenfranchising even those that already have PVCs for nefarious ends.
He said he is going to organize for the first time in the history of the senatorial district youth symposium with eminent resource persons as a way of identifying problems confronting youths and create a channel for empowerment schemes.
He called on the youth to work hard for the desired change that is coming adding that since the advent of “our nascent democracy in 1999, this is the first time that the opposition is far ahead of the ruling party in popularity rating by reputable polling organisations”.
The leader of the youths in Lagos West Senatorial District, Mr. Lukmon Jimoh said APC youths in the district are poised to deliver all wards in the senatorial district to APC as people are tired of PDP rule in Nigeria.