Katsina State governor, Aminu Bello Masari, has disclosed that over 60 per cent of eligible voters in the state are onlookers in the nation’s electoral process as they constitute those who are not registered to vote or be voted for.
Masari, who made this known in Katsina, noted that only about 40 per cent of eligible voters in the state turnout in the polling centres during previous general elections.
He said if 70 per cent of registered voters do not stay away from the political and electoral processes as the nation decides in 2019, the All Progressives Congress (APC) could obtain no fewer than 2.5 million votes in the state.
He enjoined all eligible voters in the state yet to register to take advantage of the extension granted by INEC to obtain Permanent Voters’ Cards (PVCs) and vote for credible candidates of the APC for more dividends of democracy.
Against this background, the Katsina chapter of Buhari Support Organization (BSO) requires the registered voters that are yet to collect their PVCs in INEC offices in their respective local government areas across the state to do so without further delay.
The state coordinator of the President Muhammadu Buhari support group, Ibrahim Musa Kallah, who made this call in an interview with newsmen in Katsina yesterday, lamented the failure of large percent of those registered to collect their PVCs in the state.
“It is only with the PVCs one has the right to choose the right leaders to pilot the affairs of the state and the nation in 2019,” said Kallah, while appealing to the electorate to turnout en masse in the forthcoming elections and renew the mandates they freely gave Masari and Buhari in 2015 for continued progress development of the state and the nation.
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