The Governor of Ondo State, Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, has told the Southwest governors to declare January 24 as public holiday, to enable the people collect their Permanent Voter Cards (PVCs).
Akeredolu made the advise during the Southwest All Progressives Congress (APC) Presidential Campaign Council (PCC) meeting which he presided on.
He is also the Coordinator of the Presidential Campaign Council in the Southwest, and was joined by former Governor of Ekiti State, Dr. John Kayode Fayemi, among other bigwigs.
The meeting, in a communique issued and signed by Governor Akeredolu and the Southwest Vice Chairman of the APC, who is also the Deputy Coordinator, Isaac Kekemeke, decried the low rate of collection of PVCs in the zone and announced the immediate launch of “Operation Collect Your PVC” across all states in the Southwest.
The council also enjoined governors of all APC controlled states to declare January 24 as work-free day to aid collection of PVCs.
The meeting, which was attended by leaders and members of the PCC in the six states of the Southwest, agreed to intensify efforts toward garnering massive votes for the APC presidential candidate, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu.
Other leaders at the meeting were National Vice Chairman (South-West) and Deputy Zonal Coordinator of the Tinubu/Shettima Presidential Campaign Council, Isaac Kekemeke; APC Chairman, Ondo State, Ade Adetimehin, an engineer; former deputy governor of Osun State, Titi-Laoye Ponle; former deputy governor of Ogun State, Segun Adesegun; representative of Ekiti State Governor, Jide Awe; APC chairmen in the Southwest and other national and zonal leaders.