Ex-minister praises youth over interest of PVCJune 28, 2022
Ex-Minister of Special Duties and Intergovernmental Affairs, Kabiru Tanimu Turaki has praised Nigerian youths for their interest in Permanent Voter’s Cards (PVC).
The Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN) said he had observed their eagerness to get their cards ahead of the 2023 elections.
The rush for PVCs in many states forced the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to extend the June 30 deadline for registration.
In a statement, Turaki noted that the development was a sign that young Nigerians are ready to decide the outcome of the general polls.
The former Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential aspirant charged them not to be deterred and remain focused.
Turaki stressed that the youths of Africa’s most populous nation have the numbers and the power to effect real change.
“Right now, it is clear that whichever direction young persons asked us to go is where we are going.
“From the videos and pictures I have seen, the young people of Nigeria are tired of the status quo and are going out in large numbers to register to vote.
“Seeing the level of civic engagement on social media and on the streets, it is clear that young Nigerians are ready to take charge at all levels”, he said.
Turaki advised the youths to elect leaders that have the capacity to address the country’s economic and security crises.
The former Minister appealed to them not to only register but turn out en masse on election days next year.