Residents of 401 Road, Festac Town have commended Ogunsanya Ayobami Ayodele, a resident of the area for organizing permanent voters card (PVC) registration centres for members of the community.
Eke Patrick, a football player, expressed his gratitude to the organizers of the centres which were put up in an attempt to reduce the queues at the office of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) at First Gate, Festac Town and to ensure residents are registered.
“It’s a welcome development, so far so good everywhere is calm and peaceful. Although there’s preferential treatment for the elderly, nursing mothers and pregnant women which is expected. The rest of us who are youths can wait and register later,” Patrick said.
Happy Frederick is also a resident and a footballer who stays on 401 Road in Festac Town.
He commended Ayodele for the efforts of ensuring there are more centres for members of the community.
“I was shocked when I saw this massive turnout. It’s good to have a centre in the community and kudos to the organisers. It means they have the interest of the community at heart.”
He urged residents who are yet to get registered to ensure that they do so as he emphasized the need to partake in the upcoming elections.
“People need to come out because we need to vote. We can’t afford to waste 8 years,” Patrick said.
Ogunsanya Ayobami Ayodele said, “I have my PVC, seeing the stress people go through at the INEC office to obtain their PVC. I liaised with the INEC boss Alhaji Taiwo Gbadegesin, I spoke to him for weeks.
“He made sure we had security available and we had INEC staff come down to 23 Road, the Hennessey basketball court, which was where it started.”
Ayodele stated that registration will be held on Thursday and Friday at 207 roundabouts in Festac Town with Ibeshe, Satelite Town in view.