Aspirant for the 2019 presidential election, Fela Durotoye, has warned Nigerians that they have no right to complain about inadequate governance if they don’t get their permanent voter’s card (PVC) to effect the changes they desire.
The management consultant said the PVC empowers eligible citizens to have a say about who leads them in government and that they should not complain about the government if they don’t take advantage of the power they wield to make a change.
He said this during an interview with Nigeria Info 99.3 FM in Port Harcourt, stressing that every Nigerian of voting age should understand the responsibility of their voting power.
He said, “Go and get your voter’s card. If you do not have a voter’s card and you’re above the age of 18, you have chosen to lose your voice. You’re not losing a chance to vote, you’re losing your voice. You have no right to speak or to complain throughout the term for which you did not make a choice.
“So, it’s better for you to get your voter’s card and then decide whether there are people who are worthy of your votes or not. If you don’t have your voter’s card, there’s nobody worthy of your vote because you cannot vote.
“If you’re a father and you don’t have your voter’s card, don’t tell me you love your children; it is a lie, you do not because you cannot guarantee the future of your children by not voting.
“If you’re a mother and you don’t have your voter’s card, please, I beg of you, don’t ever tell your children ‘I love you’. When you want to tell your children ‘I love you’ is because you have your voter’s card and you’re making the decisions for them. Love is an action, love is not a feeling. Everybody above the age of 18 should understand it is a responsibility to get your voter’s card.
“It is an option to decide who to vote for, but it is not an option to not register.”
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