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The Millennials Active Citizenship Advocacy Network (MACAA) has urged all newly registered voters in Kwara State to visit INEC registration centers for the collection of their Permanent Voters Card, PVC across all the 16 local government areas of the state.
MACAA is an organization that aims to build the active interest of youths in politics with a conviction that this will cause national transformation.
In a session with the co-founder of the Organization; Seun Awogbenle revealed that in Kwara State, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has taken delivery of additional 55,753 which has brought the total number of cards received to a total of 65, 974 as confirmed in the INEC Kwara Bulletin dated 21-5-18, by Mr Paul Atser; the Administrative Secretary of INEC in Kwara State.
He further expressed that “for Nigeria to experience reposition of the existing political configuration; we must discourage the growing culture of apathy, where fewer people make choices for the majority as reflected in the 2017 general elections where about 17% of the total population voted in the Presidential elections.”
“The trend today is to believe that Politics and governance change nothing, but the oft- repeated maxim that change will only come when ordinary people get involved, come together and demand it, is apt in this instance.”
“In this critical time of our national lives, we need a critical mass of active citizens, who understand that none of us has all the answers and no one person can fix our problems alone unless we all roll up our sleeves and get our hands working.”