The Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi, on Monday, September 3, ordered the closure of all major markets in Ile-Ife,Osun state.
Oba Ogunwusi gave the order in order to encourage traders and other residents to collect their Permanent Voter Cards (PVCs), the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports.
According to the monarch, citizens need to obtain their PVCs as part of their civic responsibilities.
He urged the residents to collect their PVCs and participate actively in the forthcoming governorship election by freely voting for candidates of their choice.
Reacting, Babaloja of New Market in Ile-Ife, Chief Abayomi Omoworare, commended the Ooni for the directive.
Omoworare said Ogunwusi had demonstrated exemplary leadership in promoting the campaign on the collection of PVCs.
“Since nobody can vote without Permanent Voter Cards, it is our duty as good citizens to cast our vote in all elections for candidates of our choice.
“My people should, therefore, make use of Monday as declared by the first class monarch to go and collect their PVCs because of the forthcoming gubernatorial election coming up in Osun on Sept. 22,’’ he said.
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