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Lagos Youth Award organizers lament low number of PVCs’ holders among youths

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Safiu Kehinde

The organizers of the recently concluded Lagos Youth Awards, BBN360, were left in awe after discovering that only one out of their six interns possess a Permanent Voters Card during a seminar at the media outlet’s office in Mile 12, Lagos.

In what appeared to be a digression from the topic of discourse, “The Art of News Writing”, the convener of the seminar, Mr. Sulaimon Mojeed-Sanni propped up a question relating to PVCs while discussing female involvement in politics using 38-year-old presidential aspirant, Khadija Okunnu-Lamidi as a point of reference.

With the exclusion of the outlet’s editor, Mr. Ganiu Oloruntade, only one out of the attendees claimed to have a PVC. This, according to Mr. Mojeed-Sanni, will be the result among other youths if a sample is carried out.

“If we decide to carry out a sample on other youths, segmenting them into six respondents each – just as we have here, we will definitely get a similar result or something far worse than this,” the amazed Publisher revealed.

Also commenting on the discovery, Mr. Kayode Badmus, co-founder of BBN360, expressed his displeasure.

“Definitely, if any of us contests for a post, depending on the youths for votes, we will outrightly lose,” he said.

They both encouraged young people to take advantage of the ongoing Continuous Voter Registration (CVR) and get their PVCs as the 2023 general elections draw nearer.

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