The Bauchi State Government has declared Monday, June 27 a holiday to allow eligible voters who have not yet registered for their Permanent Voters Card to participate in the ongoing registration process.
In a statement released by the Special Adviser on Media and Publicity to the Governor, Mukhtar Gidado, it was stated that the state-wide public holiday is to “enable citizens of the state who turned 18 after the 2019 general elections or lost their permanent voters card or even changed their location to take advantage of the ongoing INEC continuous voters registration exercise and obtain their Permanent Voters Card (PVC)”
The state’s governor, Bala Mohammed, also expressed concern over the poor participation of eligible voters in the election. Moreover, he urged all political appointees and other public office holders to organise voters in their respective election wards for the activity.
The assertion continued;
“Governor Bala Mohammed equally expressed serious concern on the low turn-out of eligible voters and therefore directed all hon. commissioners, special advisers, senior special assistants, board chairmen, directors-general, executive secretaries, permanent secretaries, and other public office holders, to proceed to their respective electoral wards to mobilize eligible registrants to come out en-mass and register.”