President Muhammadu Buhari on the night of Tuesday, May 29, said that the Permanent Voters Card (PVC) and the Card Reader were responsible for the victory he recorded in the 2015 Presidential elections after three unsuccessful attempts. This is as the vice president, Yemi Osinbajo, said there was no basis to compare the President Buhari-led All Progressives Congress (APC) government in three years with the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP)’s 16 years rule, Vanguard reports. Professor Osinbajo also said that those comparing the ruling APC to the previous party that ruled for 16 years were just confirming that the current administration has done very well.
President Buhari spoke at the breaking of fast with members of the judiciary led by Justice Okukayode Ariwoola, Justice of the Supreme Court while the vice president spoke at a gala night to mark the Democracy Day celebration all at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.Osinbajo said the Democracy Day celebration was an opportunity to thank God for the journey so far especially after three years in office.He said he never knew he would be in politics because of the baggage that comes with it.
Meanwhile, President Buhari also told governorsto embark on Voters education in their various states on the usage of technology like the PVC and the Card Reader so as to put a final stop to election rigging. He said the call had become imperative so as to enable eligible Nigerians to obtain their PVC and vote anybody of their choice devoid of religion or ethnicity.
“…I am calling on and I am begging the governors to please continue with voters’ education so that people will take their permanent voters card seriously and make sure that they don’t lose it,’’ he said.
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