The Chairman, Ilesa East Local Government, Otunba Akeem Adesoji has called for more decentralisation of Continuous Voters’ Registration (CVR) to enable more people to partake.
Answering questions from journalists as part of the exercise to sensitise the people of the council on the need to participate, he said the exercise should be taken serious by every citizen that has reached 18 years of age and for those who for one reason or the other could not register in the previous exercises.
He affirmed that every Nigerian has the right to live in any part of the country and exercise his or her civic right, saying an important part of Voter Registration is that an eligible person is advised to register at the centre nearest to his/her residence which is to make it easy for such individual to access the Polling Unit (PU) and vote on Election Day.
Otunba Akeem also noted that voters registration is the only means to fight injustice and entrench democracy, as only registered voter will be eligible to vote during the next general elections in Nigeria.
He thereby pleaded with the INEC officials to decentralise the registration centres to collation centres, so as to allow more people to register, especially the aged, just as he enjoined the people of Ilesa East Local Government to troop out en mass and get registered.
The council boss commended the people of the Local Government and its environ for the love, cooperation and unflinching support since he assumed office, just as he lauded the people for eschewing violence and maintain peace and order.
He then informed the people that the continuous voters’ registration exercise is taking place at the INEC Local Government offices in the council and other designated centres between 9.00am and 3.00pm daily, excluding public holidays.