PVC Campaign Drive: Your PVC: Plastic or Power

The conversation on Personal Voter Card, PVC organized by the Carrington Youth Fellowship Initiative took on an interesting topic in a webinar held on October 12th, 2021 as young and vibrant leaders on the subject of politics did justice on the theme: “Your PVC: Plastic or Power?”

The event, which lasted a few hours, was moderated by Kawthar Salahudeen, a 2019 fellow of the Carrington Youth Fellowship. She stated that we still have more people who still need to understand the importance of their PVC beyond plastics to determine the fate of the nation in about 14 months to the next election.

The conversation on Personal Voter Card, PVC organized by the Carrington Youth Fellowship Initiative took on an interesting topic in a webinar held on October 12th, 2021 as young and vibrant leaders on the subject of politics did justice on the theme: “Your PVC: Plastic or Power?”

The event, which lasted a few hours, was moderated by Kawthar Salahudeen, a 2019 fellow of the Carrington Youth Fellowship. She stated that we still have more people who still need to understand the importance of their PVC beyond plastics to determine the fate of the nation in about 14 months to the next election.

 

During his opening remark, the President of the Carrington Youth Fellowship Alumni Network, Olusola Owonikoko stated that the reason for this webinar is directly connected to the future of the youths of today to participate in the next coming election and contribute to the conversation around registering for their PVC especially for women and to be fully involved in electoral and political processes.

According to Paul Enejo, Programs Manager, Elections Yiaga Africa, “PVC is power and it gives a voter the power to vote”. He stated that aside from getting your PVC, what is more, important is the attitude in which we engage the use of the PVC during the election.

Also, Executive Director, Electoral College, Kunle Lawal said, “Your PVC is your key card access to your country because it unlocks your voting power.”

According to Kunle Lawal, a PVC can give power and can also take power.

Oyeyemi Immanuel, a Senior Associate at Templars, a Law firm and a social entrepreneur explained to participants at the webinar that the corporate sector and individuals have a role to play in the electoral process of a nation like Nigeria.

Oyeyemi mentioned that where we are now as a nation, the corporate sector has a bigger role to play in driving choices that directly impacts us because our economy is in need of resuscitation and the corporate are always at the centre of the economic conversation.

According to her, “Individuals should begin to galvanize participation in the electoral process because when more people participate then we can say we have made a choice”. She emphasized that what we need now is participation and once we can scale through that stage then making a choice will be the level two.

The participants were also encouraged during the live session to send in their questions from across the platform they were joining from and the panelist did justice to the questions asked.

Curated by Allen Abu