‘Seun Ibukun-Oni, Abuja


Daily Courier – To commemorate this year’s Democracy Day, a house of representatives candidate, Barrister Juliet Isi Ikhayere has urged eligible voters to register and collect there PVC in order to participate in electing good leaders.

Ikhayere in her democracy day message to commemorate the restoration of democracy in Nigeria released to Daily Courier yesterday June 12, she charged Nigerians to participate in electing who govern them in the next four years.

“There is only one tool that once put together massively, will determine who becomes the next set of elected leaders. This tool is our Permanent Voters Card (PVC).

“And also there is an urgent need for all persons to come out in their numbers to register before the 30th day of May 2022. And once it’s time to collect the PVCs, all persons that registered must also pick them up” she said.

She appealled to the election umpire, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to aid the masses in ensuring a seamless voters registration.

On the importance of Democracy Day, she said: “Today, is also a call for reflection of how far we have come as a Nation and have an understanding of where we are going. With patience, integrity, honour to God and respect for civil institutions, we will accomplish our desired dream for a great and progressive Nation.”

She urged all citizens to avoid money politics but rather root for visionary leaders who can deliver on their campaign promises.

“As elders, youths and children, we must put aside the quest for money politics and rather push for electing leaders with the right mindset, passion and commitment to follow through their respective visions” she said.

Finally, she challenged Nigerians to pledge to uphold the unity, honour and glory of the country as the general election beacons to elect the next government.

This year’s occasion is the 22nd Democracy Day since it began in the year 2000. Until the June 6, 2018, the Nigerian’s Democracy Day was usually marked on May 29, before it was changed to June 12.

Democracy Day, marks the military handover of power to an elected civilian government in 1999.