The National Association of Seadogs, Pyrates Confraternity – Sahara Deck, on Saturday December 3, 2022 organised an awareness campaign for the residents of Abuja. The campaign was aimed at highlighting the need for citizens to collect their Permanent Voters Card, PVC ahead of February 25 election in 2023.
The campaign tagged, Our Votes Count, kicked off at Area 1 Garki Motor Park, Abuja.
The National Electoral Commission, INEC has announced a new window for the collection of Permanent Voter Cards which will take place in each of the 774 local government areas across the country from Monday 12 December 2022 to January 31st 2023.
The Capoon of Sahara Deck, Olamide Oni said there is a need for the members of the National Union of Road Transport Workers, NURTW to take advantage of the new window offered by INEC and collect their PVC’s. He also urged leaders of the park to sentise their members to collect their voter cards just as members of the association did. “Remember that It’s your duty to vote, pls vote for the candidate of your choice,” He urged them.
Chairman NURTW Garki Branch, Ibrahim Jibril, appreciated the association for coming to sensitize their members. He urged his members to collect their PVC’s on time so that they can be able to vote. He said the NURTW would cooperate with the Pyrates Confraternity to spread the Our Votes Count campaign.
NAS members also visited the popular Area 1 Shopping Mall where they sensitized people on the street about their duty to vote.
The general polls holds on February 25 and March 11 for the presidential/ National Assembly and governorship/ State Assembly elections respectively.