The Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi, on Monday, September 3, ordered that all major markets in Ife, Osun State be closed to encourage traders and other residents to collect their Permanent Voter Cards (PVCs) ahead of the September 22 governorship election in the state and 2019 general election.
NIGERIA NEWS gathers that Oba Ogunwusi who spoke in Ile-Ife said that it was important that traders, artisans as well as other residents set aside time to collect their PVCs-an act the monarch described as citizens civic responsibilities.
The first class paramount ruler urged the residents to collect the PVCs and participate actively in the forthcoming governorship election by freely voting for candidates of their choice.
The Babaloja of New Market in Ile-Ife, Chief Abayomi Omoworare, commended the Ooni for the directive.
Omoworare said Ogunwusi had demonstrated exemplary leadership in promoting the campaign on the collection of PVCs.
“Since nobody can vote without Permanent Voter Cards, it is our duty as good citizens to cast our vote in all elections for candidates of our choice.
“My people should, therefore, make use of Monday as declared by the first class monarch to go and collect their PVCs because of the forthcoming gubernatorial election coming up in Osun on Sept. 22,’’ he said
Meanwhile, in an earlier report, NIGERIA NEWS had reported that no less than 4 members of Osun State House of Assembly defected from APC to the opposition party in the state.