Bauchi State Governor declares June 27 public holiday

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Bauchi State Governor, Sen. Bala Mohammed, has declared Monday, June 27, 2022, as a state-wide Public Holiday to enable citizens of eligible age or who have lost their Permanent Voters Cards (PVCs) or even changed their locations to take advantage of the ongoing INEC Continuous Voters Registration Exercise and get their Permanent Voters Card (PVCs).

As a result, they advised residents of the State to ensure that they got registered to participate in the 2023 General elections, as contained in a statement by Mukhtar Gidado, Special Adviser Media and Publicity to the Governor.

The governor equally complained about the low turn-out of eligible voters. He, therefore, directed all Commissioners, Special Advisers, Senior Special Assistants, Board Chairmen, Directors- General, Executive Secretaries, Permanent Secretaries, and other public office holders to proceed to their respective electoral wards to mobilise eligible registrants to come out en-mass and get registered.

In the same vein, the gubernatorial candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Bauchi State, Saddique Baba Abubakar, has called on citizens of the State of the voting age to register for their PVCs.

In a state-wide message, Abubakar stressed that the PVCs are the only best tool to vote out a non-performing administration and install another one in its place, advising that citizens should take advantage of the continuous voter registration by INEC to get registered.

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According to him, “Your PVC is your voting right. If you don’t have it, you cannot take part in the general elections. You can’t vote for the candidates of your choice.”

The APC gubernatorial candidate then urged his teeming supporters not to engage in any name-calling, mudslinging, and other unacceptable behaviour during the campaign period but to tell the people of the State the good things the APC administration would do if elected.

He assured the people that his campaign would be issues-based, “We have out-of-school children, ineffective healthcare delivery services, dilapidated infrastructure all over the state and many other things which in sha Allah, our administration will fix when elected.”

 

Today/S.O

 

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