With 169 days to go to the governorship election in the State of Osun, it is profoundly alarming that there are a total of 413, 009 abandoned or uncollected PVC’s. As the accompanying chart shows, the figure reflects the trend throughout the Southwest. This is equally puzzling because of the level of political awareness in the region.
One of the stated points is the amount of tertiary institutions in the region, with students migrating after the completion of their studies. This cannot however be the major or the only factor. The painful reality is that the level of political mobilisation and awareness is very low.
We must therefore call upon the state government, political parties and Civil Societies to use all available medium to intensify awareness, in order for people to collect their PVC’s and for those who have not registered to do so. Voting like the obligation to pay tax is an indispensible part of the social contract which is the template of a democracy.