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2023: 'We Can't Continue To Look Away Without Playing Our Roles As Christians'- Kwara YOWICAN Chairman

By Adedayo Said 

The Youth wing of the Christian Association of Nigeria (Yowican) Kwara State chapter, has urged all Christian youths to get ready for the forthcoming Election in Nigera.

Bro. Stephen A Awoyale (JP) the Kwara State yowican Chairman made this admonition in a press Release from his office. 

He couraged the youths to use their prayers as enjoined in the the book of 1Timothy 2:1-5 and also their diligence as admonished in the book of 1Pet 2:17 to set a new course for our nation. 
According to the Release, he said "We can not continue to look away without playing our roles as Christians and as mandated by our salvation and our faith. 

"Let us get involved in politics, as it is the only way to bring lasting change to our nation. The elections are approaching, and we must not be found wanting. Ensure you collect your Permanent Voters card (PVC) and vote for the right candidate."

"Vote for a candidate that is Godly, full of integrity, efficiently competent and with love for the development of our nation Nigeria. We cannot afford to lose it again this time. Think of the future, and do not sell your vote."

"We must join hands to defend our faith and ensure that our Lord Jesus Christ is always glorified."

Awoyale also used the avenue to inform the general public of the schedule for the permanent Voters card distribution across the 193 wards of the State as highlighted by the INEC state chairman. 

The distribution according to the schedule will be Starting on Saturday 12th of November and will run till Friday 18th of November 2022, Which will be One week exercise.

The PVC will be displayed at the Local Government Area. but after 18th of November 2022, it will then be moved to the Ward of registration for collection. it will be displayed at the Local Government Area where you registered your PVC for collection
Please ensure you Pass this message to friends and family and mobilize people to collect their PVC. 

Speaking at a stakeholders’ meeting ahead of the 2023 general elections in the state, the INEC boss said that, “We are still having a lot of challenges in the state in terms of PVCs collection”.

“Of the 46,602 new PVCs received from the INEC headquarters in the state only 18,885 had been collected with a balance of 27,602 awaiting collection.

“From 2011 to 2019 the state had a total number of 233, 856 uncollected PVCs”, he said, adding that “out of this only 20,752 were collected as of October this year leaving over 193,000 uncollected.

Resident Electoral Commission (REC) Attahiru G Madami has said.

On incident PVCs collection, he hinted that the state had 20,506, adding that only 6,055 had so far been collected with 14,451 yet to be collected.

He also said that the state had 43,008 invalid registration figures, one of the least in the country.

Mallam Madami said that the state currently has 1,689,288 registration figures as opposed to 1,401,895 in 2019.

“Completed registration figures are 330,401 and valid registration figures are 287,393,” he said.

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