Niyi Adeagbo, caretaker committee chairman of Itesiwaju local government area of Oyo State, has charged the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to discharge their duties with fear of God.
He advised the commission on the need to ensure a transparent exercise, devoid of discrimination, manipulation and intimidation.
In his statement, a copy of which was made available to InsideOyo.com, he urged residents of his council and Oyo State to participate actively in the nationwide continuous voter registration exercise which began yesterday
He urged eligible citizens, particularly those who are 18 years of age, as well as those who did not register during the last exercise, to come out enmass to the INEC LGA office and ensure they are duly registered.
The statement reads: “For those who have not collected their PVCs, they should know that it is their greatest weapon to legitimately elect leaders of their choices in future elections. And for those who have lost or damaged their PVCs, or wanted to transfer their PVCs, they should go to the council office of INEC and inform the officers in charge about what they want to do.”
He also advised those who had registered and collected their PVCs not to involve in multiple registrations,describing it as a criminal offence.
He advised those who had registered before but were unable obtain their PVCs to go and lodge complaints before going for new registration, charging the leadership of the All Progressives Congress (APC), traditional leaders and the opinion leaders across the 33 LGAs and the newly-created LCDAs in Oyo State to encourage their people to fully participate in the civic exercise.