By Salisu Sani-Idris
Alhaji Sadiq Fakai, North-West Youth Leader, All Progressives Congress (APC), says he will soon embark on awareness campaign on the power of Permanent Voter Cards(PVCs) in the 2019 general election.
Fakai gave the assurance in a statement made available to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), on Tuesday in Abuja.
He attributed failure to collect PVCs by registered voters to lack of political awareness on the importance and role the voter cards in enthronement of a government of their choice.
Fakai said that as a youth leader he had a responsibility to ensure that eligible voters were fully sensitised to the imperative of possessing PVC as a right to vote for candidates of their choice in the forthcoming general elections.
He also said that PVC was the only instrument at the disposal of ordinary Nigerians to effect changes in leadership when pubic office holders failed to deliver on their electoral promises, adding that they could retain those who were doing well.
The youth leader explained that it has become necessary to embark on the awareness campaign in the light of the achievements of the Federal Government under President Muhammadu Buhari in the north-west.
He said there was no gainsaying the fact that President Buhari took the mantle of leadership of Nigeria when it was almost on a brink of collapse citing the destructive activities of Boko Haram terrorists.
Fakai noted that apart from decimating Boko Haram members , the Buhari administration has also succeeded in fighting corruption through the enforcement of Treasury Single Account (TSA) which controlled government finances effectively.
He said farming had always been a popular economic activity in the zone until recently when the educated youth no longer considered it as a lucrative vocation.
He recalled that in 2015, President Buhari launched the pilot scheme of the Anchor Borrowers’ Programme (ABP), spurring thousands to engage in growing rice on at least one hectare of land.