Nigerians have being asked by the European Union to register, obtain Permanent Voter Cards, and participate in the general elections in 2023.
The EU promised to assist in getting people out to the polls in full force.
The “Youth Vote Count Campaign 2.0, organised in conjunction with INEC, YIAGA and other civil society organizations in the framework of EU Support to Democratic Governance in Nigeria (EU-SDGN),” according to the EU delegation, would be launched.
“As Nigeria will go to the polls for its seventh general elections since the return to civilian rule, the EU Delegation encourages eligible voters, and youth in particular, to register and collect their PVCs (Permanent Voter Card) and to turn out on election day!” the statement released by press officer, Modestus Chukwulaka, partly read.
The union also commended the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) for improved logistical measures, such as early deployment of personnel and necessary supplies in the majority of polling units, improved operation of the Bimodal Voter Accreditation System (BVAS), and effective electronic transmission of polling unit results to INEC’s results viewing portal, as seen in the recently completed Ekiti state governorship election.