Nigerians have been asked to ensure they collect their Permanent Voters Cards, PVCs, ahead of the governorship poll in Osun State and the 2023 general elections. Most Rev. John Oyejola, Catholic Bishop of Oshogbo Diocese gave the charge while addressing the congregants at St. Lawrence Catholic Church, Oshogbo, Osun State. While cautioning Nigerians against selling their PVC, Bishop Oyejola stated that any citizen that sells his or her PVC has committed a grave sin. Speaking on current happenings across the country, the Bishop advised citizens to participate actively in the electoral process by voting for people they know can change the narratives of things in the country.
Stating that there is no justification for citizens to complain and express displeasure if they do not get their PVCs ready to exercise their franchise, Bishop Oyetola noted that it is wrong for people who have attained voting age to sit at home when elections are being conducted in their country. The Bishop reiterated, “Please, do not sell your voter’s cards because if you do, you have committed a grave sin. If you are not pleased with Nigeria’s condition, go and vote during elections. “I want you (congregants) all to continue to proclaim Christ and live the faith. Elections are fast approaching, I want you all to go and get your PVCs ready. You must vote. It’s a must.”