Labour Party presidential flag bearer Peter Obi has harped on the importance of students casting their votes in the forthcoming election.
In a meeting with observers from the European Union, Election Observation Mission (EU-EOM), Obi stated that over three million Nigerian students eligible to vote should not be disenfranchised.
He expressed confidence that the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) would do the right thing and ensure that youths vote as the election is about them.
“I am sure INEC will do the right thing. I am sure the universities will give them the break to go and vote.
"It is important because it is about their future.
"This election is about these young people and I’m sure they will allow them to go and vote. We will continue to mention it to them as we go along", Obi said.
Addressing the challenge of citizens not being able to obtain their Permanent Voter Cards (PVCs), he added that INEC should give them the necessary attention.
“For me now, what is important is ensuring that people collect their PVCs.
"There are some areas where people are still complaining that they are being denied their PVCs for one reason or the other. INEC must give them attention.
"But I must give INEC credit for extending the date for the collection of PVC but again I urge them to ensure that people collect their PVC.
"This election is very important to Nigerians. It is an existential election. We want all those that have registered to participate.”
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