26th January, 2018
Itesiwaju Ipinle Eko Vanguard has called on Lagos residents to come out en-masse for the ongoing voters registration exercise.
The group’s state Coordinator, Mr. Seyi Bamigbade said this while addressing journalists in Alimosho area of the state about Ambode Poverty Alleviation Empowerment programme and official integration of some political groups into the Itesiwaju Ipinle Eko Vanguard.
He said the only way Lagosians could return Governor Akinwunmi Ambode back to office was for them to register to vote and give him more votes in 2019 general elections.
Bamigbade pointed out that the Independent National Electoral commission (INEC) had since 27th April, 2017 rolled out the continuous voters registration (CRV) exercise across the country which was intended to afford all eligible citizens, 18 years and above who did not register in previous exercise the opportunity to do so at their convenience.
Bamigbade also said, so far four million Nigerians have registered across the country, saying the low turnout was worrisome.
He thereby encouraged all eligible Lagos residents to register at the INEC office in the Local Governments headquarters and other officially designated areas across the state nearer to them.
He said the Alimosho for Ambode Poverty Alleviation Empowerment programme scheduled to hold on Saturday fit into the All Progressive Congress (APC) policy, saying it was designed to empower people to go into small scale businesses.
Bamigbade said, “The official integration of some political groups into Itesiwaju Ipinle Eko Vanguard intermediate will come up on the 29th Monday, 2018 at the Oshodi Local Government Secretariat. The integration will give them more opportunities to Mobilize Volunteers, Canvassers for the ongoing voter’s card registration.
The patron of Alli Balogun Campaign Organization, Mr. Alli Balogun said the empowerment was in line with the All Progressive Congress, APC policy to bring governance closer to the people and develop human capacity.